[syn: dimness, faintness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Faintness \Faint"ness\, n.
1. The state of being faint; loss of strength, or of
consciousness, and self-control.
2. Want of vigor or energy. --Spenser.
3. Feebleness, as of color or light; lack of distinctness;
as, faintness of description.
4. Faint-heartedness; timorousness; dejection.
I will send a faintness into their hearts. --Lev.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon
2: the property of being without strength; "the faintness or
potency of the feeling"
3: barely audible
4: the trait of lacking boldness and courage; "faintness of
heart and infirmity of purpose" [syn: faintheartedness,
faintness] [ant: stoutheartedness]
5: the quality of being dim or lacking contrast [syn: dimness,