Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun faint

1 sense of faint

Sense 1
faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium -- (a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain)
       => loss of consciousness -- (the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb faint

1 sense of faint

Sense 1
faint, conk, swoon, pass out -- (pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain)
       => zonk out, pass out, black out -- (lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example)

Antonyms of adj faint

6 senses of faint

Sense 1
faint, weak -- (deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc; "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "weak colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"; "a weak pulse")

INDIRECT (VIA perceptible) -> imperceptible, unperceivable -- (impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses; "an imperceptible drop in temperature"; "an imperceptible nod"; "color is unperceivable to the touch")

Sense 2
dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy -- (lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood")

INDIRECT (VIA indistinct) -> distinct -- (easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints")

Sense 3
faint, feeble -- (lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice")

INDIRECT (VIA weak) -> strong -- (having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man")

Sense 4
faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded -- (weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep")

INDIRECT (VIA ill) -> well -- (in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well")

Sense 5
faint -- (indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea")

INDIRECT (VIA indistinct) -> distinct -- (easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints")

Sense 6
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted -- (lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady")

INDIRECT (VIA cowardly) -> brave, courageous -- (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory")

Similarity of adj faint

6 senses of faint

Sense 1
faint, weak -- (deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc; "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "weak colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"; "a weak pulse")
       => perceptible (vs. imperceptible) -- (capable of being perceived by the mind or senses; "a perceptible limp"; "easily perceptible sounds"; "perceptible changes in behavior")

Sense 2
dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy -- (lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood")
       => indistinct (vs. distinct) -- (not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do")

Sense 3
faint, feeble -- (lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice")
       => weak (vs. strong) -- (wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar")

Sense 4
faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded -- (weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep")
       => ill (vs. well), sick -- (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering")

Sense 5
faint -- (indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea")
       => indistinct (vs. distinct) -- (not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do")

Sense 6
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted -- (lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady")
       => cowardly (vs. brave), fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)

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