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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 for "faint":

    pale, low-intensity, low, weak

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How to use faint in a sentence?

  1. Rodrigo Duterte:

    It is not for the faint-hearted, if you are a president and you are afraid of criminals, or you are afraid to kill criminals, then you have no business being a president.

  2. KAY ARTHUR:

    Our society is filled with runaways, dropouts, and quitters. The epidemic of walking away has hit our land with effects as devastating as the bubonic plague, and it has destroyed millions of effective lives and relationships. We are so self-centered that we have ceased to lay down our lives for others. We have seen others faint or walk away and we have followed in their weakness. We have fainted when we could have persevered by exchanging our strength for His! With His strength, not only could we have kept on walking, we could have run!

  3. Christina Carrega:

    Hours after the investigators were at the facility, they noticed a flimsy-looking wall and a faint smell of marijuana, they couldn’t get to what was behind that wall until another search warrant was executed.

  4. Scott Sheppard:

    Its very faint, its on the edge of our ability to detect it.

  5. Scott Sheppard:

    It’s fairly faint. We don’t know its precise orbit yet and we don’t know anything about its chemical composition, we can guess at its size. We don’t know how much light it reflects. If it reflects a lot of light, if it’s very bright, it will be a smaller object. If it’s a darker object and doesn’t reflect much light, it would be much bigger.

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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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