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fainty

[ feyn-tee ]
/ ˈfeɪn ti /
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adjective, faint·i·er, faint·i·est.Southern U.S.
feeling faint; about to lose consciousness.
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Also faint·i·fied [feyn-tuh-fahyd]. /ˈfeɪn təˌfaɪd/.

Origin of fainty

First recorded in 1520–30; faint + -y1
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