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Synonyms for faint
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    swoon, syncopation, syncope, deliquium

    Antonyms:
    distinct, strong, brave, unperceivable, imperceptible, well, courageous

  2. faint, weak(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    distinct, brave, well, unperceivable, courageous, imperceptible, strong

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    distinct, unperceivable, strong, courageous, well, brave, imperceptible

  4. faint, feeble(adj)

    lacking strength or vigor

    "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"

    Synonyms:
    weak, infirm, dim, weakly, swooning, rickety, lame, debile, nerveless, vague, faint-hearted, fainthearted, light-headed, timid, lightheaded, decrepit, wispy, light, shadowy, feeble, sapless

    Antonyms:
    well, brave, strong, courageous, imperceptible, distinct, unperceivable

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    well, courageous, imperceptible, distinct, strong, brave, unperceivable

  6. faint(adj)

    indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

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

    Synonyms:
    lightheaded, swooning, shadowy, weak, fainthearted, faint-hearted, light-headed, dim, vague, feeble, timid, wispy, light

    Antonyms:
    imperceptible, distinct, courageous, strong, brave, unperceivable, well

  7. faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(verb)

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

    Synonyms:
    weak, unsure, dim, shy, swooning, vague, faint-hearted, fainthearted, light-headed, timid, lightheaded, wispy, light, shadowy, diffident, feeble

    Antonyms:
    distinct, well, unperceivable, courageous, strong, imperceptible, brave

  8. faint, conk, swoon, pass out(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    imperceptible, strong, unperceivable, well, distinct, brave, courageous

Wiktionary

  1. faint(verb)

    Synonyms:
    swoon, pass out

  2. faint(adjective)

    Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.

    Synonyms:
    swoon, pass out

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. faint

    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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, conspicuous, daring, energetic, fresh, hearty, resolute, strong, sturdy, vigorous

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. faint

    Synonyms:
    weak, languid, fatigued, unenergetic, timid, irresolute, feeble, exhausted, half-hearted, obscure, dim, pale, faded, inconspicuous

    Antonyms:
    strong, vigorous, energetic, fresh, daring, resolute, prominent, marked, conspicuous, glaring

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. faint(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    swoon, faint away

  2. faint(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    languish, grow weak, fail in vigor, lose strength

  3. faint(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be disheartened, be discouraged, be dejected, be depressed, lose courage, be dispirited, be down-hearted, sink into dejection

  4. faint(a.)

    Synonyms:
    swooning, fainting away

  5. faint(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, feeble, drooping, exhausted, languid

  6. faint(a.)

    Synonyms:
    small, little, slight, inconsiderable

  7. faint(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dim, dull, not bright, not vivid

  8. faint(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fearful, timid, timorous, cowardly, dastardly, faint-hearted

  9. faint(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dejected, depressed, dispirited, disheartened, discouraged

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. faint(a)

    Synonyms:
    weak, languid, exhausted, feeble, indistinct, dim, faded, dull, timorous, faint-hearted

  2. faint(v)

    Synonyms:
    swoon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pale, low-intensity, low, weak

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How to use faint in a sentence?

  1. William Wordsworth:

    The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Damning w[sic] faint praise but good arguments.

  3. David Tholen:

    We think there could be thousands of small bodies like 2015 TG387 out on the Solar System's fringes, but their distance makes finding them very difficult, currently we would only detect 2015 TG387 when it is near its closest approach to the Sun. For some 99 percent of its 40,000-year orbit, it would be too faint to see.

  4. Herbert Hensley Henson:

    Men are doubtful and skeptical about the Church they suspect and dislike the clergy they are impatient of theological systems but for Jesus Christ, as he stand out to view in the sacred pages, as they dimly realize him in their own best selves, as they catch faint traces of him in the lives of his saints, they have no other sentiments than those of respect and affection.

  5. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    Time advances: facts accumulate; doubts arise. Faint glimpses of truth begin to appear, and shine more and more unto the perfect day. The highest intellects, like the tops of mountains, are the first to catch and to reflect the dawn. They are bright, while the level below is still in darkness. But soon the light, which at first illuminated only the loftiest eminences, descends on the plain, and penetrates to the deepest valley. First come hints, then fragments of systems, then defective systems, then complete and harmonious systems. The sound opinion, held for a time by one bold speculator, becomes the opinion of a small minority, of a strong minority, of a majority of mankind. Thus, the great progress goes on.


Translations for faint

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  • припадам, неясен, немощен, слаб, неотчетлив, припадане, плах, припадъкBulgarian
  • acubar-se, desmai, tènue, dèbil, febleCatalan, Valencian
  • omdlítCzech
  • besvimelse, besvimeDanish
  • Ohnmacht, in Ohnmacht fallen, kraftlos, ohnmächtig werden, schwachGerman
  • desmayo, tenue, débil, desmayarSpanish
  • minestamaEstonian
  • geldoBasque
  • heiveröinen, pyörtyä, hämärä, heikkoFinnish
  • svímaFaroese
  • faible, craintif, timoré, évanoui, s'évanouir, se pâmer, évanouissementFrench
  • neul, rach an neulScottish Gaelic
  • כההHebrew
  • նվաղել, տկարArmenian
  • pingsanIndonesian
  • 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
  • pengsanMalay
  • 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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