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Faint vs Feint

Faint vs Feint. The boxer feinted left then returned with a hard right punch that caused his opponent to faint. Knock out your writing errors with ErrNET!

Faint is lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.; lacking courage; cowardly; timorous; to lose consciousness temporarily.

Feint as a noun is a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement, especially in boxing or fencing.
Feint as a verb is to make a deceptive or distracting movement, typically during a fight.
Feint as an adjective is denoting paper printed with faint lines as a guide for handwriting.

Faint and feint have identical pronunciations and are frequently confused and misused in English writing. Don’t faint or ever lose consciousness again over your writing errors; simply check all of your work with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Faint sentence examples:

I heard a faint scratching noise in the wall last night and I believe it was some type of rodent.

After the race, the runner was exhausted and dehydrated and felt like he was going to faint.

I always have this faint hope that I might stumble across some great find at the flea market.

Hundreds of mourners gathered today, shedded many tears, and managed to produce a few faint smiles as they remembered their loved ones.

When a panic attack strikes, your heart usually pounds and you may also feel weak, faint, or dizzy.

Feint sentence examples:

In war, a feint is any tactical maneuver that distracts or deceives the enemy from the real attack.

The boxer had mastered the feint left, return with right hook maneuver.

In football, the quarterback will frequently feint a handoff to his running back, and then pass the ball down field to one of his wide receivers.

The printing press ran out of ink and failed to print the feint lines on the last run of the legal pads of paper.

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