To feint is to make a movement to trick or distract someone. The movement itself is also called a feint. This word is most often used in boxing or fencing.
“Jack feinted with his left and then struck Tyrone hard with his right.”
‘Feint’ is pronounced the same as ‘faint’, which means to lose consciousness briefly (verb), or to feel like you are about to lose consciousness (adjective).
“The wedding was held outside in July, and it was so hot that one of the bridesmaids fainted. Even the bride was feeling faint.”
Feint is a choreographed attack used to distract the target from the original and devastating assault.
"A feint punch is usually followed up with an uppercut to the chin."
Faint means to suddenly pass out or temporarily lose consciousness. As an adjective, it means something dim, transparent, vague, slight etc.
"He has a faint handwriting, I can't see what he wrote."