Synonyms of faint in English:



  • 1 a faint mark
    indistinct, vague, unclear, indefinite, ill-defined, imperceptible, unobtrusive;
    pale, light, faded
    [Antonyms] clear
  • 2 a faint cry
    quiet, muted, muffled, stifled;
    feeble, weak, whispered, murmured, indistinct;
    low, soft, gentle
    [Antonyms] loud
  • 3 a faint possibility
    slight, slender, slim, small, tiny, negligible, remote, vague, unlikely, improbable
    informal minuscule
    [Antonyms] great
  • 4 faint praise
    unenthusiastic, halfhearted, weak, feeble
    [Antonyms] strong
  • 5 I suddenly felt faint
    dizzy, giddy, lightheaded, unsteady
    informal woozy
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  • 1 she thought he would faint
    pass out, lose consciousness, black out, keel over, swoon
    informal flake out, conk out, zonk out, go out like a light
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  • 1 a dead faint
    blackout, fainting fit, loss of consciousness, swoon;
    Medicine syncope
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