fainthood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From faint +‎ -hood.

Noun[edit]

fainthood (uncountable)

  1. The condition, quality, or state of being faint; faintness.
    • 2005, Mark Steele, Flashbang: How I Got Over Myself - Page 4:
      I felt myself turn blue then green then white, but before I succumbed to the growing onslaught of fainthood, I crawled (no joke, literally tugging at the carpet strands for leverage) back to my bed and awakened my pregnant wife.
    • 2007, Vernon Frazer, Bodied Tone - Page 102:
      Ethereal fainthood runs its flippant mileage per incarnation, whether unflowered or not. Sand feathers broth against the foolish lees. Daintily the weather assumes a much colder view.