Faintly
Faintly \Faint"ly\, adv. In a faint, weak, or timidmanner. [1913 Webster]

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  • faintly — late 13c., from FAINT (Cf. faint) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • faintly — faint|ly [ feıntli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that is not clear or strong: The car smelled faintly of cigarettes. Where are we going? she said faintly. 2. ) slightly: He looked faintly ridiculous …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • faintly — UK [ˈfeɪntlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that is not clear or strong The car smelled faintly of cigarettes. Where are we going? she said faintly. 2) slightly He looked faintly ridiculous …   English dictionary

  • faintly — adv. Faintly is used with these adjectives: ↑absurd, ↑amused, ↑audible, ↑comic, ↑comical, ↑embarrassed, ↑familiar, ↑golden, ↑ludicrous, ↑luminous, ↑menacing, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • faintly — adverb 1) Maria called his name faintly Syn: indistinctly, softly, gently, weakly; in a whisper, in a murmur, in a low voice Ant: loudly 2) he looked faintly bewildered Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • faintly — adverb 1) Maria called his name faintly Syn: indistinctly, softly, gently, weakly, in a whisper 2) he looked faintly bewildered Syn: slightly, vaguely, somewhat, quite, fairly, rath …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • faintly — faint ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a sight, smell, or sound) barely perceptible. 2) (of a hope, chance, or idea) slight. 3) close to losing consciousness. ► VERB ▪ briefly lose consciousness because of an insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain. ► NOUN… …   English terms dictionary

  • faintly — adv. 1 very slightly (faintly amused). 2 indistinctly, feebly …   Useful english dictionary

  • faintly — adverb see faint I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • faintly — See fainter. * * * …   Universalium

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