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fainting

[ feynt ]SEE DEFINITION OF fainting

Synonyms for fainting

  • black out
  • keel over
  • pass out
  • succumb
  • swoon
  • collapse
  • drop
  • fade
  • fail
  • fall
  • flicker
  • languish
  • weaken
  • be overcome
  • become unconscious
  • go out like light
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Antonyms for fainting

  • ascend
  • improve
  • reach
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • win
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAINTING

He took Soubise, who was almost in a fainting condition, from his friend.

Dora is not fainting—if you would only let her alone, she would do well.

What amazing importance a fainting fit can sometimes bestow!

The girl beside her saw her slip back, fainting, on her pillows.

I saw that she was on the point of fainting with fright and indignation.

She was about to rise, but fell upon the seat again, fainting.

She grew deadly pale: she might have been on the verge of a fainting fit.

The women were all screaming, wailing, weeping and fainting.

As they raised him into the berline, however, he toppled forward, fainting.

He was white, helpless, fainting, and in his eyes were the shadows of infinite regret.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "wanting in courage," now mostly in faint-hearted (mid-15c.), from Old French feint "soft, weak, sluggish," past participle of feindre "hesitate, falter, be indolent, show weakness, avoid one's duty by pretending" (see feign). Sense of "weak, feeble" is early 14c. Meaning "producing a feeble impression upon the senses" is from 1650s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FAINTING

blackout

nountemporary unconsciousness
  • collapse
  • faint
  • fainting
  • fainting fit
  • knockout
  • swoon
  • syncope
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