Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: faintness
IPA transcription: [f'eɪntnəs]
Pronunciations of faintness
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: dimness, faintness
    Meaning: the quality of being dim or lacking contrast
  • Synonyms: faintheartedness, faintness
    Meaning: the trait of lacking boldness and courage; "faintness of heart and infirmity of purpose"
  • Synonyms: faintness
    Meaning: barely audible
  • Synonyms: faintness
    Meaning: the property of being without strength; "the faintness or potency of the feeling"
  • Synonyms: faintness
    Meaning: a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon
Usage examples
  • Its deplorable peculiarity was, that it was the faintness of solitude and disuse.
  • "Will you leave me to myself?" she said, with a faintness which suggested a guilty conscience.
  • For a moment Denton stood white and wild-eyed; then came a terrible faintness, and he sat before one of the little tables.
  • Part of this conversation, and a good deal more, passed on their way to Testbridge, whither, as soon as Joseph seemed all right, Mary, who had forgotten her hunger and faintness, insisted on setting out at once.
  • She strained against the detaining arm, but it was one of Ahmed's men, and she gave in as a growing faintness came over her. Mistily she saw Saint Hubert clear a way to his friend's side, and then she fainted, but only for a few moments.
  • He soon recovered from his faintness, but was found to be totally unfit for duty, and sent to the hospital at Washington, where he was placed in a bed adjoining that of his brother Richard, and allowed to share with him in the attentions of Dr. King, Miss Lottie, and his own sister May.
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