Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Deceit; hypocrisy; feigning.
  • n. Faintness; weakness.
  • n. Faint-heartedness; cowardice.

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Examples

  • "Je vous assure," wrote Margaret of Savoy to her father, the Emperor, (p. 073) "qu'en lui n'a nulle faintise."

    Henry VIII.

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