F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feynt]
    • /feɪnt/
    • /ˈfeɪnt.nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feynt]
    • /feɪnt/

Definitions of faintness word

  • adjective faintness lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.: a faint light; a faint color; a faint sound. 1
  • adjective faintness feeble or slight: faint resistance; faint praise; a faint resemblance. 1
  • adjective faintness feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted; about to lose consciousness: faint with hunger. 1
  • adjective faintness lacking courage; cowardly; timorous: Faint heart never won fair maid. 1
  • adjective faintness Law. unfounded: a faint action. 1
  • verb without object faintness to lose consciousness temporarily. 1

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Origin of faintness

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, past participle of faindre, variant of feindre to feign

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Parts of speech for Faintness


faintness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

faintness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for faintness

noun faintness

  • decrepitude — Decrepitude is the state of being very old and in poor condition.
  • feebleness — physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail.
  • disease — a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.
  • malaise — a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
  • frailty — the quality or state of being frail.

Antonyms for faintness

noun faintness

  • health — the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.
  • soundness — free from injury, damage, defect, disease, etc.; in good condition; healthy; robust: a sound heart; a sound mind.
  • healthiness — possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality: a healthy body; a healthy mind.
  • capability — If you have the capability or the capabilities to do something, you have the ability or the qualities that are necessary to do it.
  • vigor — active strength or force.

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