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See definition of fainter on Dictionary.com
  • adj.having little effect on senses
  • adj.weak

synonyms for fainter

  • 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 fainter

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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 fainter in a sentence

Already they had turned the crest of the hill, and fainter and fainter came the sound of the chase.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The cloud coals grow fainter—now purple; and now in ashes they float away into the chill blue.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Presently the thunder grew fainter, and rumbled away down the valley, and the rain spent itself.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Worse than all, it grew fainter and fainter and soon became little more than a trail.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The clanking of the keys grows fainter and fainter; the sound of footsteps dies away.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
The fainter parts of the nebula would be shown more satisfactorily by a longer exposure.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEBUL AND CLUSTERSJAMES EDWARD KEELER
Then the drumming and humming became fainter, and at last the sounds died away.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
The days passed, however, and as she neared the English shores her resistance to a pursuing thought became fainter.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Fainter and less frequent came the cry of the dogs, until, ceasing altogether, we were assured of our escape.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The keen wind still carried the howling of the dogs, though this grew fainter as we went on our way.
DRACULABRAM STOKER
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