Faithlessness
Faithless Faith"less, a. 1. Not believing; not giving credit. [1913 Webster]

Be not faithless, but believing. --John xx. 27. [1913 Webster]

2. Not believing on God or religion; specifically, not believing in the Christian religion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Not observant of promises or covenants. [1913 Webster]

4. Not true to allegiance, duty, or vows; perfidious; trecherous; disloyal; not of true fidelity; inconstant, as a husband or a wife. [1913 Webster]

A most unnatural and faithless service. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Serving to disappoint or deceive; delusive; unsatisfying. ``Yonder faithless phantom.'' --Goldsmith. -- {Faith"less*ly}, adv.{Faith"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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