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 for Fainter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Faint \Faint\ (f[=a]nt), a. [Compar. Fainter (-[~e]r); superl.
     Faintest.] [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p.
     of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf.
     Feint.]
     1. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as,
        faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
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     2. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly;
        dejected; depressed; as, "Faint heart ne'er won fair
        lady." --Old Proverb.
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     3. Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the
        senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible;
        weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
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     4. Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not
        exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint
        efforts; faint resistance.
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              The faint prosecution of the war.     --Sir J.
                                                    Davies.
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