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Definition of faint:

  1. Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
  2. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
  3. Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
  4. The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [ R.] See Fainting, n.
  5. 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.
  6. To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.
  7. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
  8. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
  9. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, heart ne'er won fair lady.


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