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faint

adjective
 
 
/feɪnt/
B2 slight and not easy to notice, smell, hear, etc: a faint smell of smoke Faint laughter was coming from next door.Darkness and becoming darkIndistinct and invisible
feel faint to feel very weak and as if you might fall down: Seeing all the blood made me feel faint.Losing consciousness
faint hope/praise/chance, etc very little hope, praise, chance, etc: a faint hope of winning the gold medalScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
not have the faintest idea used to emphasize that you do not know something: [+ question word] I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about.Unaware
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