An accepted answer with three downvotes (now deleted) appeared "faded" but when my mouse pointer hovered over the answer, the text appeared normal.

What does the faded text signify?

Answers with a total score of -3 or less automatically render faded until you tickle them with your mouse. That's independent of the accepted thingy. I think the reason is to visually mark them as not exactly useful at a glance.

Disclaimer: I couldn't find an official source or help page for this behaviour, so this is just my personal observation and experience.

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