The Strange Workings Of The English Language Part Eight

Here is part eight in my new series, where I take a look at the weird and wonderful world of words. If you missed part one, please click here. You’ll find part two here and part three here. For part four click here. Now for parts five, six and seven.

Q. What’s the difference between the word ‘feint’ and the word ‘faint’?

A. Feint means:

sham attack/pretence/to deceive/to divert attention from e.g.:

The policeman wasn’t going to fall for the burglar’s elaborate feint that he had just stumbled into the wrong house.

Faint, on the other hand, means:

Feeling weak or dizzy/lacking courage/feeble or slight/dim or indistinct e.g.:

She could barely see the outline of the house in the faint light.

Interesting word of the week:

BOBBISH

Meaning: feeling well/hearty/in good spirits.

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5 Responses to The Strange Workings Of The English Language Part Eight

  1. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out this post from Esther Chilton’s blog with The Strange Workings Of The English Language Part Eight

  2. Anne Copeland says:

    Esther, This is so appreciated that you do all these good things. You surely so so many much needed jobs! Thank you kindly. We can never learn too much!

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