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Adjective
Lacking bodily strength
“I was starting to feel a little faint after going so long without food.”
Adjective
Feeling weak and dizzy and close to losing consciousness
“Lydie had never felt so faint in all her life.”
Adjective
Not seen or understood clearly
“As I get closer, there's a faint gleam behind the stained-glass windows of the 13th-century abbey.”
Adjective
Lacking clarity, brightness, or volume
“Only rain could have rescued the home side and a light cloud cover may have raised faint hopes of a miracle but it was all over after India had bowled just 12 balls.”
Adjective
Lacking conviction or force
“I made the obvious joke about him looking forward to progressing to the next stage and consuming solids, which got me a faint smile from Quentin.”
Noun
A sudden loss of consciousness
“Everyone in the crowd gasped and Miss Moss fell over in a dead faint with poor little Mr. Goodman to catch her stout figure.”
Verb
Lose consciousness for a short time because of a temporarily insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain
“I'd do it myself, but I faint at the sight of a needle.”
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