Definition of faintly in English:

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faintly

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪntli/

adverb

1In a faint manner; indistinctly: she smiled faintly
More example sentences
  • All glasses on the bridges were turned on the Germans, now very faintly to be seen on the horizon.
  • A black cloth was draped on the large cross above the organ in the center of the sanctuary, faintly illuminated.
  • I can see Kirriemuir, barely two miles distant, only faintly through the rain.
Synonyms
slightly, vaguely, somewhat, quite, fairly, rather, a little, a bit, a little bit, a touch, a shade;
to some extent, to a certain extent, to some degree
informal sort of, kind of, kinda, ish
1.1 [as submodifier] Slightly: his faintly ridiculous air
More example sentences
  • Just weeks ago, I considered marriage education a faintly embarrassing process.
  • She sits across from me, looking directly at me, her faintly defiant stare a mild puzzle.
  • Nevertheless, there are a couple of faintly serious questions here.

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