Translation of "faint" - English-Russian dictionary


adjective uk /feɪnt/ us

B2 slight and not easy to notice, smell, hear, etc

слабый, неясный, неотчетливый
a faint smell of smoke
Faint laughter was coming from next door.
feel faint

to feel very weak and as if you might fall down

быть близким к обмороку
Seeing all the blood made me feel faint.
faint hope/praise/chance, etc

very little hope, praise, chance, etc

слабая надежда/легкая похвала/слабая вероятность и т. д.
a faint hope of winning the gold medal
not have the faintest idea

used to emphasize that you do not know something

не иметь ни малейшего представления
[ + question word ] I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about.

(Translation of “faint adjective” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)