Definitions for faithfulˈfeɪθ fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

faith•ful*ˈfeɪθ fəl(adj.)

  1. steady in allegiance or affection; loyal:

    faithful friends.

  2. reliable, trusted, or believed:

    faithful assurances of help.

  3. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate:

    a faithful copy.

  4. strict or thorough in the performance of duty:

    a faithful worker.

  5. Obs. full of faith; believing.

  6. (n.)the faithful, the believers in a faith, esp. the members of a Christian church or the adherents of Islam. the body of loyal members of any party or group.

* Syn: faithful , constant , loyal imply qualities of stability, dependability, and devotion. faithful implies enduring fidelity to what one is bound to by a pledge, duty, or obligation: a faithful friend. constant suggests lack of change in affections or loyalties: a constant companion through thick and thin. loyal implies firm support and defense of a person, cause, institution, or idea considered to be worthy: a loyal citizen.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faithful(noun)

    any loyal and steadfast following

  2. congregation, fold, faithful(adj)

    a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

  3. faithful(adj)

    steadfast in affection or allegiance

    "years of faithful service"; "faithful employees"; "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"

  4. close, faithful(adj)

    marked by fidelity to an original

    "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

  5. faithful(adj)

    not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend

    "he remained faithful to his wife"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. faithful(adjective)ˈfeɪθ fəl

    loyally supporting or practicing

    the leader and his faithful followers; I try to remain faithful to my ideals.

  2. faithfulˈfeɪθ fəl

    never having sex with anyone except your spouse or partner

    I've always been faithful to you.

  3. faithfulˈfeɪθ fəl

    accurate in every detail

    a faithful picture of life in the 1880s; He faithfully followed his dream.; a faithfully married man; He faithfully reproduced thousands of paintings.


  1. faithful(Noun)

    The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.

    The faithful pray five times a day.

  2. faithful(Adjective)

    loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause

    My dog is a very faithful dog.

  3. faithful(Adjective)

    having faith

    Some people are faithful to their god.

  4. faithful(Adjective)

    reliable; worthy of trust

    My servant is very faithful.

  5. faithful(Adjective)

    consistent with reality

    I would consider that a very faithful reproduction.

  6. faithful(Adjective)

    engaging in sexual relations only with one's spouse or long-term sexual partner

    They had been faithful to each other all of their married life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faithful(adj)

    full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God

  2. Faithful(adj)

    firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements

  3. Faithful(adj)

    true and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be 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

  4. Faithful(adj)

    worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faithful' in Adjectives Frequency: #1027

Translations for faithful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


loyal and true; not changing

a faithful friend; faithful to his promise.

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