faint adjective (SLIGHT)
not have the faintest idea C2 informal
- The first faint signs of an agreement began to glimmer through.
- She heard a faint, almost imperceptible cry.
- They said the printing was too faint to reproduce well.
- She felt a faint stirring of envy when she heard that one of her colleagues had been promoted.
- A gap between the curtains admitted the faint glow of a street lamp.
faint adjective (UNWELL)
faintverb [ I ]uk /feɪnt/ us /feɪnt/
- His face went pale and he looked as if he might faint.
- You gave us a real scare when you fainted, you know.
- He caught me at the precise moment that I fainted.
- By the middle of the next day she was almost fainting from hunger.
- I stood up too quickly and very nearly fainted.