- feeble; languid; inclined to faint
1918, Eden Phillpotts, The Spinners:
- When I was young the sight of blood made me go fainty, but I laugh at it now.
1912, Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native:
- 'Tis enough to make you feel fainty.
1898, Eden Phillpotts, Children of the Mist:
- I'm sick an' fainty wi' this gert turn o' the wheel.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fainty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)