faint faint  /ˈfeɪnt/

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Its radio voice grew faint as the miles multiplied into millions, then into tens of millions.
  2. Some of the meanest, most ornery hombres around are suddenly feeling faint.
  3. Loraine Percy felt a faint pulse.

News

  1. EEE activity tough to predict

    It's coming. The faint buzz past your ear. The spindly shadow bouncing across your wall. Mosquitoes will soon be here.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  2. Cal Lord: We’re all celebrities in God’s eyes

    I think I would faint if I walked into Mel's Downtown Creamery and saw Taylor Swift ordering ice cream. You don't expect to see celebrities inhabiting the same places you do.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  3. Support staff pulls out all the stops

    The Blackhawks' dressing room was no place for the faint of heart during the intermissions before the three overtime periods Wednesday.There were exhausted players, frantic trainers trying to get them whatever they needed to eat or drink and drying equipment -- and a coaching staff that was doing its best to stay out of everyone's way.It all paid off when Andrew Shaw camped in front of Bruins ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

Quotes

  1. "To be among the four best (teams) in the world, there are no words for that," Uruguay star striker Diego Forlan said. "We felt we were going to faint with each penalty."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Diego Forlan Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Libby's conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq War," Mr. Reid said. "Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone."
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: New York Times

  3. "I think she started to faint. It affected me so that I grabbed her from the neck and strangled her for a minute," he told investigators.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Joran van der Sloot Source: ABC News

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