Definition for FAINT'LY

FAINT'LY, adv.

  1. In a feeble, languid manner; without vigor or activity; as, to attack or defend faintly.
  2. With a feeble flame; as, a torch burns faintly.
  3. With a feeble light; as, the candle burns faintly.
  4. With little force; as, to breathe faintly.
  5. Without force of representation; imperfectly; as, to describe faintly what we have seen.
  6. In a low tone; with a feeble voice; as, to speak faintly.
  7. Without spirit or courage; timorously. He faintly now declines the fatal strife. Denham.

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