Etymology
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faintness (n.)

early 14c., "feebleness, weariness," from faint (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "exhaustion" is mid-15c. Of color, light, etc., from 1640s.

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Definitions of faintness

faintness (n.)
a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon;
faintness (n.)
the property of being without strength;
the faintness or potency of the feeling
faintness (n.)
barely audible;
faintness (n.)
the trait of lacking boldness and courage;
faintness of heart and infirmity of purpose
Synonyms: faintheartedness
faintness (n.)
the quality of being dim or lacking contrast;
Synonyms: dimness
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