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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon;

2. the property of being without strength;
- Example: "the faintness or potency of the feeling"

3. barely audible;

4. the trait of lacking boldness and courage;
- Example: "faintness of heart and infirmity of purpose"
[syn: faintheartedness, faintness]

5. the quality of being dim or lacking contrast;
[syn: dimness, faintness]

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2 definitions retrieved:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Want of vigor or energy. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Feebleness, as of color or light; lack of distinctness; as, faintness of description. [1913 Webster] 4. Faint-heartedness; timorousness; dejection. [1913 Webster] I will send a faintness into their hearts. --Lev. xxvi. 36. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

faintness 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, faintness]