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Meaning of faint

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: deficient in magnitude; 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"; "weak colors"; "a faint hissing sound";
             "a faint aroma"; "a weak pulse" [syn: {faint}, {weak}]
      2: 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" [syn: {dim},
         {faint}, {shadowy}, {vague}, {wispy}]
      3: lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise";
         "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice" [syn:
         {faint}, {feeble}]
      4: 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" [syn: {faint}, {light},
         {swooning}, {light-headed}, {lightheaded}]
      5: indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue
         to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
      6: lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er
         won fair lady" [syn: {faint}, {fainthearted}, {timid},
      n 1: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient
           blood to the brain [syn: {faint}, {swoon}, {syncope},
      v 1: pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due
           to a loss of blood supply to the brain [syn: {faint},
           {conk}, {swoon}, {pass out}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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