An example of faint is a very pale yellow painted on a wall.
An example of faint is when you see a baby being born and you pass out from the excitment, falling to the floor in the delivery room.
"Faint heart ne'er won fair lady." Robert Burns - To Dr. Blackjack.
A faint chance.
A tourist who is faint at heart.
Felt faint for a moment.
Other Word Forms
Origin of faint
- Middle English deceitful, cowardly from Old French past participle of feindre to feign feign
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French feindre, faindre (“to feign, to sham, to work negligently”), from Latin fingere (“to touch, handle, usually form, shape, frame, form in thought, imagine, conceive, contrive, devise, feign”).