Translation of "faint" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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faintadjective

uk /feɪnt/ us /feɪnt/

faint adjective (SLIGHT)

B2 not strong or clear; slight

微弱的;不清晰的;微小的
a faint sound/noise/smell 微弱的聲音/隱約的聲響/淡淡的氣味
The lamp gave out a faint glow. 燈發出微弱的光。
She gave me a faint smile of recognition. 她認出了我,向我淡淡一笑。
There's not the faintest hope of ever finding him. 沒有絲毫找到他的希望。
She bears a faint resemblance to my sister. 她和我姐姐長得有點像。
I have a faint suspicion that you may be right! 我隱約覺得你可能是對的!
not have the faintest idea C2 informal

used to emphasize that you do not know something

根本不知道
"Is she going to stay?" "I haven't the faintest idea." 「她要留下來嗎?」「我一點也不知道。」
I don't have the faintest idea what you're talking about! 我根本不知道你在說甚麼!

More examples

  • 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)

feel faint

C2 to feel weak, as if you are about to become unconscious

虛弱無力;感到暈眩;快要暈倒似的
She felt faint with hunger. 她餓得頭昏眼花。

faintverb [ I ]

uk /feɪnt/ us /feɪnt/

B2 to suddenly become unconscious for a short time, usually falling down

昏厥;暈倒
He faints at the sight of blood. 他一見血就暈。
I nearly fainted in the heat. 我差點熱得昏了過去。
She took one look at the hypodermic needle and fainted (dead) away (= became unconscious immediately). 她一看到注射針頭就昏了過去。

More examples

  • 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.

faintnoun [ S ]

uk /feɪnt/ us /feɪnt/

the act of suddenly becoming unconscious

昏厥
On receiving the news, she fell into a dead faint. 聽到消息,她昏死過去。

(Translation of “faint” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)