Synonyms for faint
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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.
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faint, swoon, syncope, deliquiumadjective
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, 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, wispyadjective
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, 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"
faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheadedadjective
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, 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-heartedverb
lacking conviction or boldness or courage
"faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
faint, conk, swoon, pass outverb
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, die, choke, pass, expire, snuff it, pass out, go, distribute, hand out
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In 2014 I started smelling a very faint vinegar smell for 30 seconds or so, for about once a day. After the third or fourth time, I thought that was really weird.
They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run, and not be weary they shall walk and not faint.
This discovery implies hundreds of faint dwarf satellites waiting to be discovered in the halo of the Milky Way, how many satellites are indeed there and what properties they have, will give us an important clue of understanding how the Milky Way formed and how dark matter contributed to it.
It's like trying to measure the tiny motion of a firefly next to a bright light bulb, we had to meticulously subtract the light of the nearby bright star to precisely measure the deflection of the faint source.
Thankfully, for all of us, I'm not in the stock-market prediction business anymore. I do think the tech industry is in a boom that will end the way all booms do - in a bust, but the magnitude of what's happening today is just a faint echo of what happened in the 1990s.
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- припадък, немощен, неясен, слаб, неотчетлив, припадане, припадам, плахBulgarian
- dèbil, tènue, desmai, feble, acubar-seCatalan, Valencian
- besvimelse, besvimeDanish
- kraftlos, in Ohnmacht fallen, ohnmächtig werden, Ohnmacht, schwachGerman
- desmayo, débil, desmayar, tenueSpanish
- heikko, hämärä, heiveröinen, pyörtyäFinnish
- craintif, évanoui, évanouissement, timoré, s'évanouir, faible, se pâmerFrench
- neul, rach an neulScottish Gaelic
- նվաղել, տկարArmenian
- svenire, timoroso, debole, indistinto, svenimento, pavido, incerto, tenueItalian
- かすか, 気の弱い, 弱々しい, 気が弱い, 淡い, 失神Japanese
- эс оош, эсинен тануу, талуу, талып калуу, эси ооп жыгылып калууKyrgyz
- alpulys, nualpimasLithuanian
- maiengi, tōriki, hauaitu, hauhauaitu, maiangi, porepore, tōririkiMāori
- zwak, bezwijmen, flauwvallenDutch
- svime av, besvimeNorwegian
- pávido, lânguido, desmaiar, tênue, desmaioPortuguese
- обморок, терять сознание, потерять сознание, вялый, падать в обморок, тусклый, слабый, упасть в обморок, слабонервныйRussian
- svimma, svimningSwedish
- bayılmak, baygınlık, bayılmaTurkish
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