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faint

 (fānt)
adj. faint·er, faint·est
1.
a. Done with little strength or vigor; feeble: a faint attempt to apologize.
b. So weak as to be difficult to perceive; a faint light in the distance; a faint echo.
c. Lacking clarity or distinctness: a faint recollection.
d. Small in degree or amount; meager: faint chance of getting a raise.
2. Lacking conviction, boldness, or courage; timid: a tourist who is faint at heart.
3. Likely to fall into a faint; dizzy and weak: felt faint for a moment.
n.
An abrupt, usually brief loss of consciousness, generally associated with failure of normal blood circulation.
intr.v. faint·ed, faint·ing, faints
1. To fall into a usually brief state of unconsciousness.
2. Archaic To weaken in purpose or spirit.

[Middle English, deceitful, cowardly, from Old French, past participle of feindre, to feign; see feign.]

faint′er n.
faint′ly adv.
faint′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.faintly - to a faint degree or weakly perceived; "between him and the dim light a form was outlined faintly"; "stars shining faintly through the overcast"; "could hear his distant shouts only faintly"; "the rumors weren't even faintly true"

faintly

adverb
1. slightly, rather, a little, somewhat, dimly She felt faintly ridiculous.
2. softly, weakly, feebly, in a whisper, indistinctly, unclearly The voice came faintly back to us across the water.
Translations
بِصورَة باهِتَه أو خافِتَهقَليلا، إلى حَد ما
slabětrochu
dæmpetlet
dálítiî; frekardauflega
azıcıkhafiftenzayıf bir şekilde

faintly

[ˈfeɪntlɪ] ADV
1. (= lightly, weakly) [call, say] → débilmente; [breathe, shine] → débilmente, ligeramente; [write, mark, scratch] → levemente, débilmente
2. (= slightly) [disappointed] → ligeramente
this is faintly reminiscent ofesto me recuerda vagamente a ...

faintly

[ˈfeɪntli] adv
[absurd, ridiculous, embarrassed] → légèrement
[smell] → légèrement; [glow] → faiblement
[smile] → faiblement

faintly

adv
(= weakly) glow, shine, burnschwach; smell, smileleicht; (= quietly) sound, speak, say, sighleise; the words are just faintly visibledie Worte sind gerade noch sichtbar; I could hear the siren faintlyich konnte die Sirene gerade noch hören
(= slightly) absurd, condescending, disappointed, suspiciousleicht; she felt faintly ridiculoussie kam sich etwas lächerlich vor; faintly familiarentfernt vertraut; I do remember him faintlyich kann mich schwach an ihn erinnern

faintly

[ˈfeɪntlɪ] adv (call, say, shine, smile) → debolmente; (write, mark) → leggermente
faintly reminiscent of → che ricorda vagamente

faint

(feint) adjective
1. lacking in strength, brightness, courage etc. The sound grew faint; a faint light.
2. physically weak and about to lose consciousness. Suddenly he felt faint.
verb
to lose consciousness. She fainted on hearing the news.
noun
loss of consciousness. His faint gave everybody a fright.
ˈfaintly adverb
1. in a faint manner. A light shone faintly.
2. slightly; rather. She looked faintly surprised.
ˈfaintness noun
References in classic literature ?
Is all our Life, then but a dream Seen faintly in the goldern gleam Athwart Time's dark resistless stream?
The dim fire-light flaming up on her faintly from time to time showed changes which would have told their own tale sadly to friends of former days.
I opened the door of the coal cellar, and stood there in the darkness staring at the faintly lit doorway into the kitchen, and listen- ing.
He raised his head from its musing position at the first sounds of her voice, and smiled faintly, and with an expression of anguish, as she proceeded; but when she had ended, and taken her seat near him, still keeping her eyes on his varying countenance, he took her hand into his own before he replied.
Captain Granet asked, looking down at her with a faintly humorous uplifting of the eyebrows.
Faintly now, And fainter beats the drum; for strength is shorn, And arrows spent, and bow-strings snapped, and swords Shattered.
Thrice he sounded it, but weakly and faintly, for his breath was fluttering through sickness and loss of strength; nevertheless, Little John heard it where he lay in the glade, and, with a heart all sick with dread, he came running and leaping toward the nunnery.
All declared it unmistakably the voice of Charles Ashmore; all agreed that it seemed to come from a great distance, faintly, yet with entire distinctness of articulation; yet none could determine its direction, nor repeat its words.
There was no answer, the savant's eyes were closed and he breathed but faintly.
I, whom you behold in these black garments of the priesthood -- I, who ascend the sacred desk, and turn my pale face heavenward, taking upon myself to hold communion in your behalf with the Most High Omniscience -- I, in whose daily life you discern the sanctity of Enoch -- I, whose footsteps, as you suppose, leave a gleam along my earthly track, whereby the Pilgrims that shall come after me may be guided to the regions of the blest -- I, who have laid the hand of baptism upon your children -- I, who have breathed the parting prayer over your dying friends, to whom the Amen sounded faintly from a world which they had quitted -- I, your pastor, whom you so reverence and trust, am utterly a pollution and a lie
While they talked of him he stood a little apart from the others, watching the noisy party with a good-humoured but faintly supercilious expression.
There was something, it seemed to him, which reminded him, however faintly, of the mornings in his own land,--the perfume of the flowers from the window-boxes, perhaps, the absence of that hideous roar of traffic, or the faint aromatic scent from the lime trees in the Park, heavy from recent rain.