Definición de faint en inglés:

faint

Saltos de línea: faint
Pronunciación: /feɪnt
 
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adjetivo

1(Of a sight, smell, or sound) barely perceptible: the faint murmur of voices
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He had short black hair and a very faint black moustache, a London accent and a thin build.
  • All of the marks on the sides are very faint.
  • l've been listening to the faint hum of London traffic and the random bangs and crackles of fireworks in nearby parks and gardens.
Sinónimos
indistinct, vague, unclear, indefinite, ill-defined, obscure, imperceptible, hardly noticeable, hardly detectable, unobtrusive; pale, light, faded, bleachedquiet, muted, muffled, stifled, subdued; feeble, weak, thin, whispered, murmured, indistinct, scarcely audible, scarcely perceptible, hard to hear, hard to make out, vague; low, soft, gentle
1.1(Of a hope or chance) possible but unlikely; slight: there is a faint chance that the enemy may flee
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Reports last week suggested that there is now a faint hope of an end to these absurdities.
  • I always have this faint hope that I might stumble across some great find at the flea market.
  • And there's a touch of faint hope in Mr Ward's comment that the bank was considering appealing.
Sinónimos
slight, slender, slim, small, tiny, minimal, negligible, remote, distant, vague, unlikely, improbable, doubtful, dubious, far-fetched; poor, outside
informal minuscule
rare exiguous
1.2Lacking conviction or enthusiasm; feeble: she sent him a faint answering smile
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  • The acquisition of Edmark was greeted with faint enthusiasm when it was first announced.
  • Hundreds of mourners gather daily, shedding torrents of tears and managing a few faint smiles as they remember their loved ones.
  • They received the faint answer of ‘yes’ and their fears were assuaged; if only for a moment.
Sinónimos
unenthusiastic, half-hearted, weak, feeble, low-key
informal wishy-washy
2 [predic.] Feeling weak and dizzy and close to losing consciousness: the heat made him feel faint
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  • When a panic attack strikes, most likely your heart pounds and you may feel sweaty, weak, faint, or dizzy.
  • My hands were trembling, I almost reached for the phone to call Nick because I felt so faint and dizzy.
  • The wine rarely loses its faint iodine background flavour and is often high in alcohol.
Sinónimos

verbo

[no object] Volver al principio  
1Lose consciousness for a short time because of a temporarily insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain: I fainted from loss of blood
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  • Get the person to lie down on his or her back and elevate the feet higher than the head to keep adequate blood flow to the brain, which will prevent fainting.
  • It was concluded that the pilot had fainted or lost his horizon.
  • Geneva was beginning to faint from lack of oxygen, and when he let go of her, she fell to the floor, desperately trying to see who was fighting the men to save her.
Sinónimos
pass out, lose consciousness, fall unconscious, black out, collapse
literary swoon
1.1 archaic Grow weak or feeble; decline: the fires were fainting there
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  • The flame of the soldiers' fire grew faint, white mists rose in the fields, the cannon in the forest ceased and the birds began.

sustantivo

[in singular] Volver al principio  
A sudden loss of consciousness: she hit the floor in a dead faint
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  • If I didn't find food soon I was going to collapse in a dead faint.
  • Suddenly Tina let out a high-pitched wail, jumped from her cot and collapsed in a dead faint onto the floor.
  • As soon as the kiss ended, Jane collapsed in a dead faint on the front steps.
Sinónimos
blackout, fainting fit, loss of consciousness, collapse; coma
literary swoon
Medicinesyncope

Origen

Middle English (in the sense 'feigned', also 'feeble, cowardly', surviving in faint heart): from Old French faint, past participle of faindre (see feign). Compare with feint1.

Frases

not have the faintest

informal Have no idea: I haven’t the faintest what it means
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Iago's final silence was a speaking one; I don't have the faintest idea how to read Hermione's silence.
  • I don't have the faintest idea who Michelle is talking about here.
  • Believe me, we want to ‘talk’ with you, but we don't have the faintest idea how to accomplish that.

Derivativos

faintness

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The hijacker gradually freed 10 passengers after stopping, including a man suffering from faintness who police initially said had escaped.
  • The high signal to noise ratio and the faintness of signal captured by these devices are analogous to the hazy, faint pinhole images.
  • Vomiting and faintness were reported among those who tried to work without masks when cleaning up the beaches.

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