1. A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain (synset 107493458)
  1. Deficient in magnitude;
    Barely perceptible;
    Lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc (synset 301751837)
    "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"
  2. Lacking clarity or distinctness (synset 300785775)
    "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"
  3. Lacking strength or vigor (synset 302332825)
    "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
  4. Weak and likely to lose consciousness (synset 302555295)
    "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"
  5. Indistinctly understood or felt or perceived (synset 300786127)
    "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
  6. Lacking conviction or boldness or courage (synset 300266855)
    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
  1. Pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain (synset 200023639)

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