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faint

Pronunciation: /feɪnt/

Translation of faint in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (barely perceptible) [line/mark] apenas visible; [light/gleam/glow] débil, tenue; [noise/echo/voice] apenas perceptible, débil; [smell/aroma/breeze] ligero, leve 1.2 (slight) [hope/suspicion/smile] ligero, leve; [recollection] vago; [resemblance] vago, ligero what's going on? — I haven't the faintest (idea) [colloquial/familiar] ¿qué pasa? — no tengo ni (la menor or la más mínima or la más remota) idea
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (weak) (predicative/predicativo) he was faint with hunger estaba desfallecido de hambre I feel faint estoy mareado
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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