adjective, faint·er, faint·est.
verb (used without object)
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You can still see them going by, but barely—they’re very faint.Satellite mega-constellations risk ruining astronomy forever|Neel Patel|September 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
On the sides, a lean premixed flame appears as a faint wisp.Four types of flames join forces to make this eerie ‘blue whirl’|Emily Conover|August 12, 2020|Science News
Researchers have started to make rough Faraday rotation measurements using LOFAR, but the telescope has trouble picking out the extremely faint signal.The Hidden Magnetic Universe Begins to Come Into View|Natalie Wolchover|July 2, 2020|Quanta Magazine
By training computers to recognize such faint rumbles, the scientists were able not only to identify the probable culprit behind the quakes, but also to track how such mysterious swarms can spread through complex fault networks in space and time.Machine learning helped demystify a California earthquake swarm|Carolyn Gramling|June 18, 2020|Science News
When that faint light hits the other side, it’s already been split apart into its colors.Explainer: Rainbows, fogbows and their eerie cousins|Matthew Cappucci|May 1, 2020|Science News For Students
Her voice was raspy and after answering questions she paused, as if about to faint.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I saw a faint, sweet glimmer of the ferocious protector he once was.
But this time I can plainly hear, through the rush of words, the faint rattle of hysteria that bespeaks a screw loose somewhere.
After about an hour, he hears a faint tapping sound from inside the freezer and opens the door.Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A fine book all around, but not a book for the faint of heart.
The faint candle-light glimmered on a ponderous gilded cornice, which had also sustained violence.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
It was difficult to describe—a little sterner, a little wilder, a faint emphasis of the barbaric peering through it.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
He was looking at me with eyebrows arched, curiously, and there was a faint suggestion of hostility in the set of his mouth.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The cytoplasm of lymphocytes is generally robin's-egg blue; that of the large mononuclears may have a faint bluish tinge.
Wright's stain gives such cells a faint bluish tinge when the condition is mild, and a rather deep blue when severe.
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see damn with faint praise.