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King James Dictionary

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FAINT, a. L. vanus, whence to vanish. Eng. to wane.

1. weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, to be rendered faint by excessive evacuations.
2. Weak; feeble; languid; exhausted; as faint with fatigue, hunger or thirst.
3. Weak, as color; not bright or vivid; not strong; as a faint color; a faint red or blue; a faint light.
4. Feeble; weak, as sound; not loud; as a faint sound; a faint voice.
5. Imperfect; feeble; not striking; as a faint resemblance or image.
6. Cowardly; timorous. A faint heart never wins a fair lady.
7. Feeble; not vigorous; not active; as a faint resistance; a faint exertion.
8. Dejected; depressed; dispirited.

My heart is faint. Lam. 1.

FAINT, v.i.

1. To lose the animal functions; to lose strength and color, and become senseless and motionless; to swoon; sometimes with away. he fainted for loss of blood.

On hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away.

2. To become feeble; to decline or fail in strength and vigor; to be weak.

If I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way. Mark 8.

3. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit.

Let not your hearts faint. Deut. 20.

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Prov. 24.

4. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.

Gilded clouds, while we gaze on them, faint before the eye.

FAINT, v.t. To deject; to depress; to weaken. Unusual.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Faint'". "King James Dictionary".


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