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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feynts]
    • /feɪnts/
    • /feɪnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feynts]
    • /feɪnts/

Definitions of faints word

  • noun faints a temporary loss of consciousness resulting from a decreased flow of blood to the brain; a swoon: to fall into a faint. 1
  • adjective faints lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.: a faint light; a faint color; a faint sound. 1
  • adjective faints feeble or slight: faint resistance; faint praise; a faint resemblance. 1
  • adjective faints feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted; about to lose consciousness: faint with hunger. 1
  • adjective faints lacking courage; cowardly; timorous: Faint heart never won fair maid. 1
  • adjective faints Law. unfounded: a faint action. 1

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Origin of faints

First appearance:

before 1735
One of the 48% newest English words
1735-45; noun use (in plural) of faint (adj.)

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Parts of speech for Faints


faints popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for faints

noun faints

verb faints

  • drops — a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule.
  • fades — Plural form of fade.
  • fallsAlbert Bacon, 1861–1944, U.S. politician: senator 1912–21; secretary of the Interior 1921–23; convicted in Teapot Dome scandal.

adjective faints

  • pales — light-colored or lacking in color: a pale complexion; his pale face; a pale child. lacking the usual intensity of color due to fear, illness, stress, etc.: She looked pale and unwell when we visited her in the nursing home.
  • softs — yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or changed in shape; not hard or stiff: a soft pillow.
  • slights — small in amount, degree, etc.: a slight increase; a slight odor.
  • asides — Plural form of aside.
  • lights — a light product, as a beer or cigarette.

Antonyms for faints

adjective faints

  • brights — the high beam of the headlights of a motor vehicle
  • sharps — something sharp.
  • smarts — to be a source of sharp, local, and usually superficial pain, as a wound.
  • braves — possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.

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