Drowsy vs Faint - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between drowsy and faint
is that drowsy
is inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy while faint
is lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
As a noun faint is
the act of fainting.
As a verb faint is
to lose consciousness caused by a lack of oxygen or nutrients to the brain, usually as a result of a suddenly reduced blood flow (may be caused by emotional trauma, loss of blood or various medical conditions).
Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy.
Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific.
- I was feeling drowsy and so decided to make a cup of coffee to try to wake myself up.
- It was a warm, drowsy summer afternoon.
Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed.
Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
* Sir J. Davies
- "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady." Robert Burns - To Dr. Blackjack.
* 2005 , .
- the faint prosecution of the war
- do you have the faintest understanding of what they mean?
* damn with faint praise
The act of fainting.
(rare) The state of one who has fainted; a swoon.
To lose consciousness. Caused by a lack of oxygen or nutrients to the brain, usually as a result of a suddenly reduced blood flow (may be caused by emotional trauma, loss of blood or various medical conditions).
* Bible, Mark viii. 8
- If I send them away fasting they will faint by the way.
To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
* Bible, Proverbs xxiv. 10
- Hearing the honour intended her, she fainted away.
To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
* Alexander Pope
- If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
- Gilded clouds, while we gaze upon them, faint before the eye.
* pass out