Definition of faintly in English:


Line breaks: faint¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪntli


  • 1In a faint manner; indistinctly: she smiled faintly
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    • 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.
    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
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    • 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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