[ feyn-tee ]
/ ˈfeɪn ti /

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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