Faithful Faith"ful, a. 1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God. [1913 Webster]

You are not faithful, sir. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements. [1913 Webster]

The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him. --Deut. vii. 9. [1913 Webster]

3. True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, by ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant. [1913 Webster]

So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless, faithful only he. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation. [1913 Webster]

It is a faithful saying. --2 Tim. ii. 11. [1913 Webster]

{The Faithful}, the adherents of any system of religious belief; esp. used as an epithet of the followers of Mohammed.

Syn: Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious; trustworthy. -- {Faith"ful*ly}, adv. -{Faith"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • faithfulness — n. the trait of being faithful. Syn: fidelity. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faithfulness — I noun adherence, allegiance, attachment, commitment, conformity, constancy, credibility, deference, devotion, discipline, fidelity, firmness, homage, integrity, loyalty, meticulousness, rectitude, responsibility, trustworthiness, veracity II… …   Law dictionary

  • faithfulness — [n] devotion adherence, adhesion, allegiance, ardor, attachment, care, constancy, dependability, duty, fealty, fidelity, loyalty, piety, trustworthiness, truth; concepts 633,645,689 Ant. dishonesty, disloyalty, falseness, inconstancy, treachery …   New thesaurus

  • faithfulness — n. faithfulness to * * * [ feɪθf(ə)lnɪs] faithfulness to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • faithfulness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fidelity, allegiance, trustworthiness, care; see devotion , loyalty . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Faithfulness or devotion to a person, a cause, obligations, or duties: allegiance, constancy, fealty, fidelity, loyalty,… …   English dictionary for students

  • faithfulness — faithful ► ADJECTIVE 1) remaining loyal and steadfast. 2) remaining sexually loyal to a lover or spouse. 3) true to the facts or the original. ► NOUN (the faithful) ▪ the believers in a particular religion. DERIVATIVES faithfulness …   English terms dictionary

  • faithfulness — noun see faithful I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • faithfulness — See faithfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • faithfulness — noun The state of being faithful; allegiance; loyalty; fidelity …   Wiktionary

  • faithfulness — faith·ful·ness || feɪθfÉ™lnɪs n. loyalty, devotion; trustworthiness; factualness …   English contemporary dictionary

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