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Difference between Faint, Feign and Feint

Faint, as an adjective, refers to being dizzy, lacking clarity, or lacking brightness. As a verb, it means to lose consciousness.

  • She suddenly felt faint after the rigorous workout in the gym.
  • He has a faint recollection of what happened last night.
  • The sun cast a faint shadow on the house at day’s end.
  • Mom fainted when she learned about my award.

Feign refers to giving a false appearance.

  • In the driving class, one student was asked to feign an injury.

Feint refers to giving a pretend punch in boxing.

  • Muhammad Ali used many feints against his opponents.