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adjective faint pronunciation in British English /feɪnt/
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  1. 1
    a faint sight, sound, smell, or taste is not strong or clear

    He could see the faint glow of a lamp through the curtains.

    His voice was so faint as to be almost inaudible.

    the faint scent of woodsmoke

  2. 2
    a faint hope or possibility is very slight

    He looked around the room in the faint hope that Sam might suddenly appear.

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noun [uncountable]

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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