faint

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfeɪnt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/feɪnt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fānt)


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faint

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. am feeling faint
  2. am starting to feel faint
  3. am faint with [hunger, joy, love]
  4. the sun is making me feel faint
  5. the memory is becoming faint
  6. faint and [weary, feeble, weak]
  7. a faint [recollection, memory, impression] of
  8. have faint hopes of [winning, reaching, getting]
  9. have only a faint [hope, chance] of [succeeding, success]
  10. were given faint [encouragement, support, praise]
  11. [spoke, read] in a faint voice
  12. hear a faint [buzzing, noise, sound]
  13. was faint in the distance
  14. appeared faint in the [fog, distance]
  15. a faint [light, star, glow]
  16. gave him a faint [smile, nod]
  17. the faint [outline, imprint, trace] of
  18. a faint [blue] (color)
  19. is not for the faint-hearted
  20. not for the faint of heart
  21. UK: faint heart never won fair lady
n
  1. a [sudden, dead] faint
  2. hit the [ground, floor] in a [sudden] faint
  3. collapsed in a [sudden] faint
  4. is [prone, apt] to (sudden) faints
  5. the faint was brought on by [stress, extreme heat, panic]
  6. [stress] caused the faint
v
  1. faint at the sight of [blood, needles]
  2. fainted from [exhaustion, blood loss, hunger, fright]
  3. he fainted [dead, clean, right] away
  4. fainted in [public, class]
  5. (almost) fainted while standing
  6. fainted after giving blood
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