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superl.
Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
superl.
Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, \"Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.\"
superl.
Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
superl.
Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
n.
The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n.
imp. & p. p.
of Faint
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Faint
v. i.
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.
n.
To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
n.
To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
v. t.
To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.
a.
Wanting in courage; depressed by fear; easily discouraged or frightened; cowardly; timorous; dejected.
n.
Syncope, or loss of consciousness owing to a sudden arrest of the blood supply to the brain, the face becoming pallid, the respiration feeble, and the heat's beat weak.
a.
Slightly faint; somewhat faint.
a.
Timorous; feeble-minded.
adv.
In a faint, weak, or timidmanner.
n.
The state of being faint; loss of strength, or of consciousness, and self-control.
n.
Want of vigor or energy.
n.
Feebleness, as of color or light; lack of distinctness; as, faintness of description.
n.
Faint-heartedness; timorousness; dejection.

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