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faint

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We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Marcus T. Cicero
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Adjective

faint (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
faint

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
  2. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed.
    "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady." Robert Burns - To Dr. Blackjack.
  3. Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
  4. Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 243b.
      do you have the faintest understanding of what they mean?

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Noun

Singular
faint

Plural
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faint ({{{1}}})
  1. The act of fainting.
  2. (rare) The state of one who has fainted; a swoon.

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Verb

Infinitive
to faint

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to faint (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To lose consciousness. Caused by a lack of oxygen or nutrients to the brain, usually as a result of a suddenly reduced blood flow (may be caused by emotional trauma, loss of blood or various medical conditions).

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