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1. Not bright, clear, or loud.
2. Done feebly and without conviction.
3. Dizzy or weak, as if about to become unconscious.
4. Etymology: "lacking in courage", now mostly in faint-hearted (mid-15th century), from Old French feint, "soft, weak, sluggish"; the past participle verb form of feindre, "hesitate, falter, be indolent, show weakness, avoid one's duty by pretending".

Don't confuse the spelling of faint and feint, which have similar sounds.

Faint, the more frequent in usage of the two words, can be used as an adjective meaning "dizzy, weak" or "slight"; such as, in "to feel faint, a faint smell, a faint chance"; or as a noun or verb referring to a sudden loss of consciousness.

Feint is a noun or verb referring to "a deceptive action in a sport" or "in combat".

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faint (FAYNT) (adjective)
Concerning someone who has little strength or vigor; dizzy, light headed: After hearing about the death of her son, Marilyn was quite faint.
faint (FAYNT) (noun)
Loss of consciousness: While Jodie was watering her flowers, her neighbor saw her suddenly pass out in a faint on the grass.
feint (FAYNT) (noun)
Trick, ruse, stratagem; a misleading movement or attack directed toward one part to draw defensive action away from the actual target or objective: The baseball pitcher usually made a feint just before he threw the ball to first base.

Christi thought she would faint when she saw her friend feint a heart attack and fall to the floor.

(Latin: to fear; faint-hearted, cowardly)