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Definition 1: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for faint in the sense of this definition

(faint is a kind of ...) the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond

Definition 2: pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain - [verb of body]

Synonyms for faint in the sense of this definition

(faint is a kind of ...) lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

Definition 3: lacking conviction or boldness or courage - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where faint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • faint heart ne'er won fair lady

Synonyms for faint in the sense of this definition

(faint is similar to ...) lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

"cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"

Definition 4: weak and likely to lose consciousness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where faint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suddenly felt faint from the pain
  • was sick and faint from hunger
  • felt light in the head
  • a swooning fit
  • light-headed with wine
  • light-headed from lack of sleep

Synonyms for faint in the sense of this definition

(faint is similar to ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

Definition 5: lacking clarity or distinctness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where faint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dim figure in the distance
  • only a faint recollection
  • shadowy figures in the gloom
  • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
  • a few wispy memories of childhood

Synonyms for faint in the sense of this definition

(faint is similar to ...) not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

"indistinct shapes in the gloom" "an indistinct memory" "only indistinct notions of what to do"

Definition 6: deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where faint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a faint outline
  • the wan sun cast faint shadows
  • the faint light of a distant candle
  • weak colors
  • a faint hissing sound
  • a faint aroma
  • a weak pulse

Synonyms for faint in the sense of this definition

(faint is similar to ...) capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

"a perceptible limp" "easily perceptible sounds" "perceptible changes in behavior" "a perceptible sense of expectation in the court"

Definition 7: lacking strength or vigor - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where faint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • damning with faint praise
  • faint resistance
  • feeble efforts
  • a feeble voice

Synonyms for faint in the sense of this definition

(faint is similar to ...) wanting in physical strength

"a weak pillar"

Definition 8: indistinctly understood or felt or perceived - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where faint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a faint clue to the origin of the mystery
  • haven't the faintest idea

(faint is similar to ...) not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

"indistinct shapes in the gloom" "an indistinct memory" "only indistinct notions of what to do"

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