HyperDic: faint

English > 8 senses of the word faint:
ADJECTIVEallfaint, weakdeficient in magnitude
allfaint, dim, shadowy, vague, wispylacking clarity or distinctness
allfaint, feeblelacking strength or vigor
allfaint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheadedweak and likely to lose consciousness
allfaintindistinctly understood or felt or perceived
allfaint, fainthearted, timid, faint-heartedlacking conviction or boldness or courage
VERBbodyfaint, conk, swoon, pass outpass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress / distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
NOUNeventfaint, swoon, syncope, deliquiuma spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
faint > pronunciation
Soundsfey'nt
Rhymesacquaint ... taint: 12 rhymes with eynt...
English > faint: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDeficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc.
Examples
  • "a faint outline"
  • "the wan sun cast faint shadows"
  • "the faint light of a distant candle"
  • "a faint hissing sound"
  • "a faint aroma"
Synonymweak
Broaderperceptiblecapable of being perceived by the mind or senses
Spanishdébil, tenue
Nounsfaintnessthe quality of being dim or lacking contrast
faintnessbarely audible
Adverbsfaintlyto a faint degree or weakly perceived
English > faint: 8 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking clarity or distinctness.
Example "only a faint recollection"
Synonymsdim, shadowy, vague, wispy
Broaderindistinctnot clearly / clearly / clearly defined / defined / defined or easy to perceive or understand
Spanishborroso, débil, sombrío, ténue, vago
Catalanborrós, dèbil, ombrívol, tènue, vague
Nounsfaintnessthe quality of being dim or lacking contrast
English > faint: 8 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking strength or vigor.
Examples
  • "damning with faint praise"
  • "faint resistance"
Synonymfeeble
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength
Spanishdébil, debilitado, flojo, frágil, tímido
Catalanafeblit, dèbil, feble, fluix, fràgil
Nounsfaintnessthe property of being without strength
English > faint: 8 senses > adjective 4
MeaningWeak and likely to lose consciousness.
Examples
  • "suddenly felt faint from the pain"
  • "was sick and faint from hunger"
Synonymslight, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded
Broaderill, sickAffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
Spanishdébil
Nounsfainta spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
faintnessa feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon
English > faint: 8 senses > adjective 5
Meaningindistinctly understood or felt or perceived.
Examples
  • "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"
  • "haven't the faintest idea"
Broaderindistinctnot clearly / clearly / clearly defined / defined / defined or easy to perceive or understand
English > faint: 8 senses > adjective 6
Meaninglacking conviction or boldness or courage.
Example"faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
Synonymsfainthearted, timid, faint-hearted
Broadercowardly, fearfullacking courage
Spanishdébil, medroso, pusilánime, tímido
Catalanindecís, poruc, pusil·lànime
Nounsfaintnessthe trait of lacking boldness and courage
English > faint: 8 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain.
Synonymsswoon, syncope, deliquium
Broaderloss of consciousnessThe occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
Spanishdeliquio, deliquium, desmayo, lipotimia, patatús, síncope, soponcio
Catalandeliquium, desmai, síncope
Adjectivesfaintweak and likely to lose consciousness
Verbsfaintpass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress / distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
English > faint: 8 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningPass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress / distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsconk, swoon, pass out
Broaderzonk out, pass out, black outLose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
Spanishamortecerse, desmayarse, desmayar
Catalanacubar-se, defallir, desmaiar-se, desmaiar, esmorteir-se, esvair-se
Nounsfainta spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

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