Word:

Faint

Pronunciation: fānt
a.1.Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
2.Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."
3.Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
4.Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
The faint prosecution of the war.
- Sir J. Davies.
n.1.The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n.
The saint,
Who propped the Virgin in her faint.
- Sir W. Scott.
v. i.1.To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; - sometimes with away. See Fainting, n.
[imp. & p. p. Fainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fainting.]
If I send them away fasting . . . they will faint by the way.
- Mark viii. 8.
2.To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
- Prov. xxiv. 10.
3.To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
v. t.1.To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.
Noun1.faint - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
Synonyms: deliquium, swoon, syncope
Verb1.faint - pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
Synonyms: pass out, swoon, conk
Adj.1.faint - 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"; "faint colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"
2.faint - 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: dim, shadowy, wispy, vague
3.faint - lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
Synonyms: feeble
4.faint - 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"
5.faint - indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
6.faint - lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
Synonyms: fainthearted, timid
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