faintness

Definitions of faintness
  1. noun
    the quality of being dim or lacking contrast
    synonyms: dimness
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    type of:
    blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness, indistinctness, softness
    the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
  2. noun
    barely audible
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    type of:
    softness
    a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
  3. noun
    the property of being without strength
    “the faintness or potency of the feeling”
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    type of:
    weakness
    the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain
  4. noun
    a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon
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    type of:
    feeling
    the experiencing of affective and emotional states
  5. noun
    the trait of lacking boldness and courage
    faintness of heart and infirmity of purpose”
    synonyms: faintheartedness
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    Antonyms:
    stoutheartedness
    the trait of having a courageous spirit
    type of:
    timidity, timorousness
    fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
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