faint

(redirected from faints)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
  • all
  • adj
  • verb
  • noun

Synonyms for faint

Synonyms for faint

free from severity or violence, as in movement

so lacking in strength as to be barely audible

Synonyms

small in degree, especially of probability

a temporary loss of consciousness

to suffer temporary lack of consciousness

Synonyms for faint

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

Synonyms

Related Words

lacking clarity or distinctness

Related Words

lacking strength or vigor

Synonyms

Related Words

weak and likely to lose consciousness

indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

Related Words

lacking conviction or boldness or courage

References in classic literature ?
A little point of light shone on the further bend of the curve, and the grey sweep of the sandy beach lay faint under the starlight.
It chanced that the face was towards me; the sightless eyes seemed to watch me; there was the faint shadow of a smile 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.
He addresses my companion, with his faint, sad smile.
I don't know now what made you faint dead away when I opened it.
He blinked rapidly as if dazed by the faint light, while his patron, the old bandit, glowered at young Powell from under his beetling brow.
There's nothing like eating hay when you're faint,' he remarked to her, as he munched away.
I saw that a faint streak of daylight was showing through the curtains of the windows, and that the clock on the mantelpiece pointed to close upon five o'clock.
The fourth time, before he had time to lose his courage, he grasped the knocker and made a faint sound with it.
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.
So I set forward by a little faint track in the grass that led in my direction.
There was a solemn pause--a shout--a flapping of wings--a faint click.