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See definition of faintly on Dictionary.com
  • as inhardly
  • as inlightly
  • as inquietly
  • as insoftly

synonyms for faintly

  • barely
  • comparatively
  • practically
  • rarely
  • seldom
  • simply
  • somewhat
  • just
  • almost inconceivably
  • almost not
  • by a hair
  • by no means
  • detectably
  • gradually
  • imperceptibly
  • infrequently
  • little
  • no more than
  • no way
  • not a bit
  • not at all
  • not by much
  • not likely
  • not markedly
  • not measurably
  • not much
  • not notably
  • not noticeably
  • not often
  • not quite
  • once in a blue moon
  • only
  • only just
  • perceptibly
  • pretty near
  • scantly
  • slightly
  • sparsely
  • sporadically
  • with trouble

antonyms for faintly

MOST RELEVANT
  • frequently
  • very
  • difficultly
  • roughly
  • heavily
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How to use faintly in a sentence

It’s a tricky job, because ORCS are very faint and difficult to find.
THESE GHOSTLY CIRCLES IN THE SKY CAME OUT OF NOWHEREBY RAY NORRIS/THE CONVERSATIONDECEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Arecibo was more than an exquisitely sensitive ear tuned to pick up faint radio waves from deep space.
THE ARECIBO OBSERVATORY COLLAPSED THIS WEEK. WHAT NOW?CHARLIE WOODDECEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
With such a huge dish to collect radio waves, Arecibo could see very faint objects and phenomena.
WHY LOSING ARECIBO IS A BIG DEAL FOR ASTRONOMYMARIA TEMMINGDECEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
I would frequently feel faint after standing for only a few minutes at a time.
AS A FOOD WRITER WITH COVID, I WORRIED I’D LOSE MY SENSE OF TASTE. IT TURNED OUT TO BE MUCH WORSE.TIM CARMANNOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Most stars are too far and too faint to show up as anything but a point.
BETELGEUSE WENT DARK, BUT DIDN’T GO SUPERNOVA. WHAT HAPPENED?LISA GROSSMANNOVEMBER 29, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Which brings us back to the two subjects who fainted or came close to it.
HOW DOES YOUR BRAIN RESPOND WHEN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH?ALEX HUTCHINSONNOVEMBER 25, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
"Yes, Alessandro," she answered faintly, the gusts sweeping her voice like a distant echo past him.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
There was a band playing down at Klein's hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Presently the Hole-keeper stopped short and said, faintly, "It strikes me the sun is very hot here."
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
She reached out and took the cigarette from Mrs. Kaye's faintly resisting hand.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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