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See definition of faint on Dictionary.com
  • adj.having little effect on senses
  • adj.weak
  • noununconsciousness
  • verblose consciousness

synonyms for faint

  • delicate
  • dim
  • distant
  • dull
  • far-off
  • gentle
  • hazy
  • inaudible
  • mild
  • muffled
  • muted
  • remote
  • slight
  • soft
  • soothing
  • stifled
  • vague
  • weak
  • aside
  • bated
  • blurred
  • deadened
  • deep
  • faded
  • faltering
  • hushed
  • light
  • low
  • moderate
  • murmuring
  • muttering
  • obscure
  • padded
  • pale
  • piano
  • quiet
  • smooth
  • softened
  • subdued
  • thin
  • wan
  • whispered
  • bland
  • breathless
  • dusty
  • feeble
  • hoarse
  • ill-defined
  • imperceptible
  • indistinct
  • lenient
  • low-pitched
  • out of earshot
  • shadowy
  • tenuous
  • unclear
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antonyms for faint

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  • bright
  • certain
  • clear
  • close
  • definite
  • distinct
  • firm
  • friendly
  • harsh
  • healthy
  • intelligent
  • loud
  • near
  • nearby
  • rough
  • sharp
  • smart
  • strong
  • sure
  • thick
  • violent
  • warm
  • boisterous
  • colorful
  • heavy
  • uncontrolled
  • bold
  • brave
  • courageous
  • resolute
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How to use faint in a sentence

You can still see them going by, but barely—they’re very faint.
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On the sides, a lean premixed flame appears as a faint wisp.
FOUR TYPES OF FLAMES JOIN FORCES TO MAKE THIS EERIE ‘BLUE WHIRL’EMILY CONOVERAUGUST 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Researchers have started to make rough Faraday rotation measurements using LOFAR, but the telescope has trouble picking out the extremely faint signal.
THE HIDDEN MAGNETIC UNIVERSE BEGINS TO COME INTO VIEWNATALIE WOLCHOVERJULY 2, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
By training computers to recognize such faint rumbles, the scientists were able not only to identify the probable culprit behind the quakes, but also to track how such mysterious swarms can spread through complex fault networks in space and time.
MACHINE LEARNING HELPED DEMYSTIFY A CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE SWARMCAROLYN GRAMLINGJUNE 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
When that faint light hits the other side, it’s already been split apart into its colors.
EXPLAINER: RAINBOWS, FOGBOWS AND THEIR EERIE COUSINSMATTHEW CAPPUCCIMAY 1, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The faint candle-light glimmered on a ponderous gilded cornice, which had also sustained violence.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
It was difficult to describe—a little sterner, a little wilder, a faint emphasis of the barbaric peering through it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He was looking at me with eyebrows arched, curiously, and there was a faint suggestion of hostility in the set of his mouth.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The cytoplasm of lymphocytes is generally robin's-egg blue; that of the large mononuclears may have a faint bluish tinge.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Wright's stain gives such cells a faint bluish tinge when the condition is mild, and a rather deep blue when severe.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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WORDS RELATED TO FAINT

  • ashen
  • bloodless
  • etiolated
  • faint
  • languid
  • lifeless
  • listless
  • livid
  • low
  • lusterless
  • pale
  • pallid
  • sickly
  • wan
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