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faintly

[ feynt ]SEE DEFINITION OF faintly
  • as inlightly
  • as inquietly
  • as insoftly
  • as inhardly

Synonyms for faintly

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Antonyms for faintly

  • difficultly
  • roughly
  • uncarefully
  • effortfully
  • heavily
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAINTLY

She was faintly, agreeably surprised to notice that she was speaking the truth.

She must be seen, sir—seen—to be ever so faintly appreciated.

Once or twice she delighted him by faintly smiling a response to his speeches.

She merely looked up at Coryston, motionless, faintly smiling.

She smiled at him faintly, nodding her head as though to keep pace with her thoughts.

"I don't know when I shall see you again," he said faintly, almost listlessly.

When she did so she saw him faintly below, standing by the balustrade.

Far away on the sea that was faintly silvered by the moon there was a black speck.

"Morgan, I really don't think I can eat this," she said faintly.

Manders was faintly amused by the outburst and wholly unmoved.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from faint (adj.) + -ly (2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FAINTLY

hardly

adverbscarcely; with difficulty

quietly

adverbsilently
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