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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Not strong or clear; or very light in appearance. Also:to lose consciousness temporarily.

Usage examples (43)
  • It was time to change the ink cartridge in the printer because the words were too faint too read.
  • faint heart ne'er won fair lady
  • Damning with faint praise
  • A faint outline for more
Tutoring comment
  • The soccer player felt as thought he was going to "faint" (to temporarily lose consciousness) after making an incredible "feint" (a pretended blow or attack; a deceptive move) to score the goal.
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