1. a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
(synonym) swoon, syncope, deliquium
(hypernym) loss of consciousness
(derivation) conk, swoon, pass out
1. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
(synonym) conk, swoon, pass out
(hypernym) zonk out, pass out, black out
(derivation) swoon, syncope, deliquium
1. barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc; "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "faint colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"
2. lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"
(synonym) dim, shadowy, vague, wispy
3. lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
4. weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"
(synonym) light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded
(similar) ill, sick
5. indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
6. lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
(synonym) fainthearted, timid
(similar) cowardly, fearful