1 lacking clarity, brightness, volume, etc.
a faint noise
2 lacking conviction or force; weak
3 feeling dizzy or weak as if about to lose consciousness
4 without boldness or courage; timid (esp. in the combination faint-hearted)
not the faintest (idea or notion) no idea whatsoever
I haven't the faintest
6 to lose consciousness, esp. momentarily, as through weakness
7 Archaic or poetic to fail or become weak, esp. in hope or courage
8 a sudden spontaneous loss of consciousness, usually momentary, caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the brain, (Technical name)
(C13: from Old French, from faindre to be idle)
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