- 1. faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium, loss of consciousness
- usage: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
- 1. faint, conk, swoon, pass out, zonk out, pass out, black out
- usage: pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
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- 1. faint, weak, perceptible (vs. imperceptible)
- usage: 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"
- 2. dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy, indistinct (vs. distinct)
- usage: 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"
- 3. faint, feeble, weak (vs. strong)
- usage: lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
- 4. faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded, ill (vs. well), sick
- usage: 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"
- 5. faint, indistinct (vs. distinct)
- usage: indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
- 6. faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted, cowardly (vs. brave), fearful
- usage: lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
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