feint vs faint : Common Errors in English

About feint vs faint

A feint, whether in chess or on the battlefield, is a maneuver designed to divert the opponent’s attention from the real center of attack. A feint is a daring move. Do not use this very specialized word in the expression “faint of heart” (or “faint at heart”), which implies timidity.

feint Meaning(s)

  • (n) any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
  • (v) deceive by a mock action

faint Meaning(s)

  • (n) a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
  • (v) pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
  • (s) deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
  • (s) lacking clarity or distinctness
  • (s) lacking strength or vigor
  • (s) weak and likely to lose consciousness
  • (s) indistinctly understood or felt or perceived
  • (s) lacking conviction or boldness or courage

feint in News

  • OpenFeint developer aims for a hardcore audience with Fates Forever MOBA

    Jason Citron is a true veteran of iOS gaming. He was one of the two developers behind Aurora Feint, and later vaulted it up to the huge social network that OpenFeint became . Now, Citron is back to making games with a new company called Hammer & Chisel ( formerly Phoenix Guild ), and he's just announced today that his upcoming game is called Fates Forever. It'll be a multiplayer online battle ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

faint in News

  1. Motor racing-McNish chasing a Le Mans hat-trick

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - Thundering down the long Mulsanne Straight at more than 240kph in the dark, with the car squirming on rainsoaked asphalt and the headlights searching through a murky wall of spray, is no place for the faint-hearted. Allan McNish, two times Le Mans 24 Hours winner and a strong contender in the number two Audi when the sportscar classic celebrates its ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Topanga Days: Free-Spirited Fun and Games

    Sack Races, Bat Spinning and Bucket Fill Relays are not for the faint of heart. Especially at Topanga Days. “Maybe 20 spins was too many,” said emcee Billy Portman as competitors zigzagged off-course and collapsed in the dirt.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Topanga Messenger

  3. An election rally, Iran style

    An Iranian election rally for a popular candidate is not for the faint-of-heart, or those in a hurry. Click to Continue »
    on June 13, 2013 Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

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