faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium(adj)
a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
"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"
weak, watery, dim, unaccented, weakly, swooning, faint, rickety, debile, vague, faint-hearted, fainthearted, washy, timid, light-headed, lightheaded, decrepit, wispy, light, shadowy, fallible, frail, feeble, imperfect, infirm, sapless
dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy(adj)
lacking clarity or distinctness
"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"
weak, shady, dull, dim, wraithlike, dumb, shadowed, dense, faint-hearted, timid, undefined, swooning, dimmed, black, umbrageous, vague, fainthearted, subdued, feeble, faint, lightheaded, obscure, wispy, obtuse, light, shadowy, light-headed, wisplike, bleak, slow
lacking strength or vigor
"damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
weak, infirm, dim, weakly, swooning, rickety, lame, debile, nerveless, vague, faint-hearted, fainthearted, light-headed, timid, faint, lightheaded, decrepit, wispy, light, shadowy, feeble, sapless
faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded(adj)
weak and likely to lose consciousness
"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"
vague, light-headed, lite, wanton, wakeful, faint, lightheaded, feeble, featherbrained, low-cal, lightsome, fainthearted, light-colored, unaccented, shadowy, weak, easy, promiscuous, dim, airheaded, abstemious, unclouded, clean, timid, light(a), clear, idle, wispy, silly, faint-hearted, tripping, short, dizzy, scant(p), empty-headed, sluttish, light, swooning, calorie-free, giddy, loose
indistinctly understood or felt or perceived
"a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(verb)
lacking conviction or boldness or courage
"faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
faint, conk, swoon, pass out(verb)
pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
pass away, perish, stall, swoon, black out, conk, croak, decease, give out, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, drop dead, zonk out, exit, pop off, buy the farm, faint, die, choke, pass, expire, snuff it, pass out, go, distribute, hand out
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Faint, with the general sense of lacking strength or effectiveness, covers a wide range of meaning, signifying overcome with physical weakness or exhaustion, or lacking in purpose, courage, or energy, as said of persons; or lacking definiteness or distinctness of color or sound, as said of written characters, voices, or musical notes. A person may be faint when physically wearied, or when overcome with fear; he may be a faint adherent because naturally feeble or purposeless, or because half-hearted in the cause; he may be a faltering supporter because naturally irresolute or because faint-hearted and timid in view of perils that threaten, a listless worker, through want of mental energy and purpose. Written characters may be faint or dim, either because originally written with poor ink, or because they have become faded by time and exposure.
dim, exhausted, faded, faint-hearted, faltering, fatigued, feeble, half-hearted, ill-defined, indistinct, irresolute, languid, listless, purposeless, timid, weak, wearied, worn, worn down, worn out
Faint with hunger; faint in color.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for faint
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- припадам, неясен, немощен, слаб, неотчетлив, припадане, плах, припадъкBulgarian
- acubar-se, desmai, tènue, dèbil, febleCatalan, Valencian
- besvimelse, besvimeDanish
- Ohnmacht, in Ohnmacht fallen, kraftlos, ohnmächtig werden, schwachGerman
- desmayo, tenue, débil, desmayarSpanish
- heiveröinen, pyörtyä, hämärä, heikkoFinnish
- faible, craintif, timoré, évanoui, s'évanouir, se pâmer, évanouissementFrench
- neul, rach an neulScottish Gaelic
- նվաղել, տկարArmenian
- svenire, debole, svenimento, tenue, incerto, pavido, indistinto, timorosoItalian
- かすか, 気の弱い, 失神, 淡い, 気が弱い, 弱々しいJapanese
- эсинен тануу, эс оош, эси ооп жыгылып калуу, талып калуу, талууKyrgyz
- nualpimas, alpulysLithuanian
- hauhauaitu, tōririki, porepore, maiangi, hauaitu, tōriki, maiengiMāori
- zwak, flauwvallen, bezwijmenDutch
- besvime, svime avNorwegian
- tênue, desmaio, pávido, desmaiar, lânguidoPortuguese
- обморок, терять сознание, слабонервный, слабый, тусклый, потерять сознание, падать в обморок, упасть в обморок, вялыйRussian
- svimning, svimmaSwedish
- bayılmak, bayılma, baygınlıkTurkish
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