Faintness vs Goneness - What's the difference?

faintness | goneness |

As nouns the difference between faintness and goneness

is that faintness is the property of being or feeling faint while goneness is the state or quality of being gone, ie no longer present.




  • The property of being or feeling faint.
  • Synonyms

    * faintheartedness * dimness

    See also

    * giddiness * light-headedness * vertigo




  • The state or quality of being gone, i.e. no longer present.
  • * 1999 , Vivian Patraka, Spectacular Suffering: Theatre, Fascism, and the Holocaust
  • It is the goneness of the Holocaust that produces the simultaneous profusion of discourses and understandings; the goneness is what opens up, what spurs, what unleashes the perpetual desire to do, to make, to rethink the Holocaust.
  • (US, informal) A state of exhaustion or faintness, especially from hunger.