faint


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Synonyms for faint

Synonyms for faint

free from severity or violence, as in movement

so lacking in strength as to be barely audible

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small in degree, especially of probability

a temporary loss of consciousness

to suffer temporary lack of consciousness

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a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

deficient in magnitude

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lacking clarity or distinctness

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lacking strength or vigor

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weak and likely to lose consciousness

indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

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lacking conviction or boldness or courage

References in classic literature ?
At that, though I was faint and horribly fatigued, I gathered together all my strength, and began running again towards the light.
Above me, in the intense blue of the summer sky, some faint brown shreds of cloud whirled into nothingness.
While his auditors shrank from one another, in mutual affright, Father Hooper fell back upon his pillow, a veiled corpse, with a faint smile lingering on the lips.
Its faint gleam discovered to us a dark mass of water running at our feet.
For an instant, all was silence; even the bedlam of the forest died to a faint murmur.
A little to one side of the ford in the densest thicket he heard the faint sound of padded feet, and the brushing of a huge body against tall grasses and tangled creepers.
a drop from that phial in the medicine-chest - and his faint would carry him into eternity.
The faint, sad voice was fainter and sadder than ever.
A faint cry of joy escaped me; I tried to hold out my feeble hands.
A faint flush appeared on his pale face as he drew back while Horace carried her to the sofa.
Some human shapes appearing mysteriously, as if they had sprung up from the dark ground, shunned the edge of the faint light thrown down by the gateway lamps.
When the first faint stripes of red and gold and grey split the horizon from end to end they were broken by the black bulk of a town or village which sat on the river just ahead of them.
When we are listening for a faint sound--the striking of a distant clock, or a horse's hoofs on the road--we think we hear it many times before we really do, because expectation brings us the image, and we mistake it for sensation.
There was a solemn pause--a shout--a flapping of wings--a faint click.
In the press of the crowd at this exciting scene Phlipote faints, or nearly faints, when a young man comes kindly to their aid.