1. The property of being or feeling faint.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1, Act IV, Scene 1,
      And he first took exceptions at this badge, / Pronouncing that the paleness of this flower / Bewray'd the faintness of my master's heart.
    • 1738, David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, Book I, Section 7,
      The confusion, in which impressions are sometimes involved, proceeds only from their faintness and unsteadiness, not from any capacity in the mind to receive any impression, which in its real existence has no particular degree nor proportion.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part Three, Chapter 1,
      The humming sound and the unvarying white light induced a sort of faintness, an empty feeling inside his head.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: Schwäche, Mattigkeit, Mattheit, Verblasstheit
  • Italian: stornimento, stordimento, malore, svenevolezza

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