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FAINT, a. L. vanus, whence to vanish. Eng. to wane.

1. weak languid inclined to swoon as, to be rendered faint by excessive evacuations.
2. Weak feeble languid exhausted as faint with fatigue, hunger or thirst.
3. Weak, as color not bright or vivid not strong as a faint color a faint red or blue a faint light.
4. Feeble weak, as sound not loud as a faint sound a faint voice.
5. Imperfect feeble not striking as a faint resemblance or image.
6. Cowardly timorous. A faint heart never wins a fair lady.
7. Feeble not vigorous not active as a faint resistance a faint exertion.
8. Dejected depressed dispirited.

My heart is faint. Lamentations 1 .


1. To lose the animal functions to lose strength and color, and become senseless and motionless to swoon sometimes with away. he fainted for loss of blood.

On hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away.

2. To become feeble to decline or fail in strength and vigor to be weak.

If I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way. Mark 8 .

3. To sink into dejection to lose courage or spirit.

Let not your hearts faint. Deuteronomy 20 .

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Proverbs 24 .

4. To decay to disappear to vanish.

Gilded clouds, while we gaze on them, faint before the eye.

FAINT, To deject to depress to weaken. Unusual.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Faint'. King James Dictionary.

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