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Synonyms of faint in English:


  • 1 her skirt had a faint mark or two
    indistinct, vague, unclear, indefinite, ill-defined, obscure, imperceptible, hardly noticeable, hardly detectable, unobtrusive;
    [Antonyms] clear
  • 2 the baby gave a faint cry
    feeble, weak, thin, whispered, murmured, indistinct, scarcely audible, scarcely perceptible, hard to hear, hard to make out, vague;
    low, soft, gentle
    [Antonyms] loud
  • 3 the faint possibility of his returning
    slight, slender, slim, small, tiny, minimal, negligible, remote, distant, vague, unlikely, improbable, doubtful, dubious, far-fetched;
    poor, outside
    [Antonyms] great
  • 4 only faint praise was offered to the management team
    unenthusiastic, half-hearted, weak, feeble, low-key
    [Antonyms] strong
  • 5 I suddenly felt hot and faint
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  • he was so pale she thought he would faint
    pass out, lose consciousness, fall unconscious, black out, collapse
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  • she collapsed to the floor in a dead faint
    blackout, fainting fit, loss of consciousness, collapse;
    Medicine syncope
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