Definition of faintness in US English:

faintness

noun

  • See faint

    • ‘The high signal to noise ratio and the faintness of signal captured by these devices are analogous to the hazy, faint pinhole images.’
    • ‘Some divers may develop fever, headache, nausea, difficulty in swallowing or breathing, faintness, rapid heart beat, weakness, chills, diarrhea, and muscle spasms.’
    • ‘Vomiting and faintness were reported among those who tried to work without masks when cleaning up the beaches.’
    • ‘He suffers from lethargy, faintness and major weight loss.’
    • ‘The hijacker gradually freed 10 passengers after stopping, including a man suffering from faintness who police initially said had escaped.’

Pronunciation

faintness

/ˈfāntnis/