soothfast
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. archaic true 2. archaic truthful

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  • Soothfast — Sooth fast , a. [Sooth + fast, that is, fast or firm with respect to truth.] Firmly fixed in, or founded upon, the thruth; true; genuine; real; also, truthful; faithful. [Archaic] {Sooth fast ness}, n. [Archaic] In very soothfastness. Chaucer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soothfast — Sooth fast , adv. Soothly; really; in fact. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I care not if the pomps you show Be what they soothfast appear. Emerson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soothfast — [so͞oth′fast΄, so͞oth′fäst΄] adj. [ME sothfast < OE sothfæst] Archaic 1. truthful or loyal 2. true or real …   English World dictionary

  • soothfast — 1. adjective a) actual Why do not you . . . bear leal and soothfast evidence in her behalf, as ye may with a clear conscience! . b) real 2. adverb actually; truthfully I care not if the pomp …   Wiktionary

  • soothfast — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: Middle English sothfast, soothfast, from Old English sōthfæst, from sōth true + fæst fast more at sooth, fast 1. archaic : firmly fixed in or founded on the truth : real, true …   Useful english dictionary

  • soothfast — soothfastly, adv. soothfastness, n. /soohth fast , fahst /, adj. Archaic. 1. based on the truth; true. 2. truthful; veracious. [bef. 900; ME sothfast, OE sothfaest. See SOOTH, FAST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • soothfast — truthful; honest; faithful Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • soothfast — sooth•fast [[t]ˈsuθˌfæst, ˌfɑst[/t]] adj. archaic 1) based on the truth; true 2) truthful; veracious • Etymology: bef. 900; OE sōthfæst …   From formal English to slang

  • Soothfastness — Soothfast Sooth fast , a. [Sooth + fast, that is, fast or firm with respect to truth.] Firmly fixed in, or founded upon, the thruth; true; genuine; real; also, truthful; faithful. [Archaic] {Sooth fast ness}, n. [Archaic] In very soothfastness.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fasten — verb /ˈfæsən,ˈfæsn̩/ To attach or connect in a secure manner. The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half hitch. See Also: bedfast, breastfast, colorfast, cragfast, handfast, headfast, holdfast, makefast, sitfast, shamefast …   Wiktionary

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