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ˈfeɪθ fəlfaith·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faithfulnoun

    any loyal and steadfast following

  2. congregation, fold, faithfuladjective

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

  3. faithfuladjective

    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, faithfuladjective

    marked by fidelity to an original

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

  5. faithfuladjective

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

    "he remained faithful to his wife"

Wiktionary

  1. faithfulnoun

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

    The faithful pray five times a day.

  2. faithfuladjective

    loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause

    My dog is a very faithful dog.

  3. faithfuladjective

    having faith

    Some people are faithful to their god.

  4. faithfuladjective

    reliable; worthy of trust

    My servant is very faithful.

  5. faithfuladjective

    consistent with reality

    I would consider that a very faithful reproduction.

  6. faithfuladjective

    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. Faithfuladjective

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

  2. Faithfuladjective

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

  3. Faithfuladjective

    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. Faithfuladjective

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

Editors Contribution

  1. faithful

    To have faith.

    They had faith in their unity and love for each other and decided to get married sooner than planned.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faithful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faithful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of faithful in a Sentence

  1. Lobsang Tayang:

    Nowadays it's very rare to find monks who can remain faithful to their vows.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Whoever is open, loyal, true of humane and affable demeanour honourable himself, and in his judgement of others faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.

  3. Mr vybs live:

    One of the hardest things in the world is being faithful when you are famous

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Grace of God in a nutshell, is God doing for us what we can never do for ourselves and what we don't deserve for life. I mean, what God's Grace does for us is what we can't do for ourselves and not at all what we can do for ourselves. Now, that's why we do have weaknesses but God is ever perfect and strong. Moreover, we do have shortcomings, but God's Grace does overshadow them. We equally fail or fall sometimes or rather we are sometimes unfaithful. But, God is infallible and ever faithful unlike us. Anyway, I don't know about you. I (personally) really need more and more Grace. Until God's Grace becomes abundant and fully noticeable in my life or rather, until I'm saved wholly by his Grace. In case you don't know, no human has been saved by his or her works and no human will ever be saved eventually by his or her works. Yes! you heard me right, we all are meant to be saved by God's Grace and nothing more or less. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    I think our President, having seen some of these really weird interpretations of the executive orders that he's put out, I think he's more understanding now that we need judges who follow the law, not make law, the judges don't get to psychoanalyze the President to see if the order he issues is lawful. It's either lawful or it's not. I think that it will be real important for America to have judges in the model of Judge (Neil) Gorsuch and (the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin) Scalia, people who serve under the law, under the Constitution, not above it, and they are faithful to the law. They honor it and don't try to remake it as they'd like it to be.

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