Faint Vs Feint

Homophones are the words that sound the same, yet have different meanings. In this article we will see the difference between Faint and Feint and their correct usages.

Faint Vs Feint

Faint: (adjective) feeling weak and dizzy and close to losing consciousness; lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, feeble or slight, feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted.

For e.g.

  • He hit the floor in a dead faint.
  • In the soft morning light, the brick blushes faint pink.
  • I fainted from loss of blood.

Feint: (noun) a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack, etc.

For e.g

  • The boxer gave a brief feint to the opponent’s face.
  • a brief feint at the opponent’s face


One thought on “Faint Vs Feint

  • December 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    nice. This vocabulary section will help us in exams also.


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