Synonyms for (noun) faint

Synonyms: deliquium, faint, swoon, syncope

Definition: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

Similar words: loss of consciousness

Definition: the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond

Synonyms for (verb) faint

Synonyms: faint, conk, swoon, pass out

Definition: pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Similar words: pass out, black out, zonk out

Definition: lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

Synonyms for (adjective) faint

Synonyms: timid, faint, faint-hearted, fainthearted

Definition: lacking conviction or boldness or courage

Usage: faint heart ne'er won fair lady

Similar words: fearful, cowardly

Definition: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

Usage: cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then- P.B.Shelley


Synonyms: faint, shadowy, dim, vague, wispy

Definition: lacking clarity or distinctness

Usage: 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

Similar words: indistinct

Definition: not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

Usage: indistinct shapes in the gloom; an indistinct memory; only indistinct notions of what to do


Synonyms: faint

Definition: indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

Usage: a faint clue to the origin of the mystery; haven't the faintest idea

Similar words: indistinct

Definition: not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

Usage: indistinct shapes in the gloom; an indistinct memory; only indistinct notions of what to do


Synonyms: weak, faint

Definition: deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

Usage: 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

Similar words: perceptible

Definition: capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

Usage: a perceptible limp; easily perceptible sounds; perceptible changes in behavior


Synonyms: faint, feeble

Definition: lacking strength or vigor

Usage: damning with faint praise; faint resistance; feeble efforts; a feeble voice

Similar words: weak

Definition: wanting in physical strength

Usage: a weak pillar


Synonyms: swooning, faint, light, light-headed, lightheaded

Definition: weak and likely to lose consciousness

Usage: 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

Similar words: sick, ill

Definition: affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

Usage: ill from the monotony of his suffering