Share this entry

faint
British English: /feɪnt/
American English: /feɪnt/

Translation of faint in Italian:

adjective

  • 2
    (recollection, suspicion)
    vago
    (chance)
    minimo
    there is only a faint possibility that he'll come
    c'è solo una remota possibilità che venga
    I haven't the faintest idea
    non ne ho la più pallida o la benché minima idea
    he hadn't the faintest idea who she was
    non aveva la più pallida idea di chi fosse
    to give a faint smile

noun

intransitive verb

  • (more seriously)
    avere una sincope
    to faint from
    svenire per (heat, exhaustion, hunger)
    she fainted from loss of blood
    perse i sensi a causa della perdita di sangue

Idioms

faint heart never won fair lady

to damn somebody with faint praise

= criticare qualcuno fingendo di elogiarlo

Definition of faint in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: