(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. swoon; lose heart or courage; fail, fade, weaken, pass out (inf.). —adj. pale, indistinct; feeble, weak. See weakness, colorlessness, impotence, silence, dimness, faintness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having little physical strength]
Syn. feeble, faltering, enervated, dizzy; see dizzy 1 , weak 1 .
2. [Having little brightness or color]
Syn. dim, vague, indistinct, hazy; see dull 2 .
3. [Having little volume of sound]
Syn. inaudible, indistinct, whispered, breathless, murmuring, low, stifled, dull, dim, muted, hoarse, muttering, soft, soothing, bated, heard in the distance, quiet, low-pitched, low-toned, muffled, hushed, padded, distant, subdued, gentle, softened, feeble, from afar, moderate, grave, deep, deadened, rumbling, heavy, far-off, flat, thin, aside, between the teeth, floating on the air, dulcet, imperceptible, out of earshot.
Ant. loud*, audible, raucous.
Syn. swoon, unconsciousness, blackout, syncope; see stupor .
Syn. lose consciousness, pass out, black out, swoon, become unconscious, be overcome, fall, go into a coma, have a stroke, suffer syncope, faint away, faint dead away, drop, collapse, succumb, suffer sunstroke, go out like a light*, keel over*.
Ant. revive, awaken, come to.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
pass out, black out, collapse, lose consciousness, keel over, crumple, drop, swoon.
1. indistinct vague, dim, pale, obscure, faded, soft, unclear, low, weak, ill-defined, distant.
2. weak *woozy, lightheaded, dizzy, drooping, limp, feeble, enervated.
ANT.: 1. distinct, sharp, defined. 2. strong, invigorated, energetic
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Free from severity or violence, as in movement: balmy1, delicate, gentle, mild, smooth, soft. See CALM, STRONG. 2. So lacking in strength as to be barely audible: feeble, weak. See STRONG. 3. Small in degree, especially of probability: negligible, outside, remote, slender, slight, slim. See BIG. 4. Not clearly perceived or perceptible: blear, bleary, cloudy, dim, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, indefinite, indistinct, misty, obscure, shadowy, unclear, undistinct, vague. See CLEAR. II noun A temporary loss of consciousness: blackout, swoon. Pathology: syncope. See AWARENESS. III verb To suffer temporary lack of consciousness: black out, keel over, pass out, swoon. See AWARENESS.

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