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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. The Guardian newspaper:

    It will please the Madchester faithful, who don’t require a fresh take on what these musicians are about, but for those who crave the magic of the band at their peak, the wait goes on.

  2. Mark Salter:

    I'm going to try very hard not to think or talk about Donald Trump for this week and just do what I can to help make sure John McCain is buried with the honors and decorum John McCain's earned from years of faithful service to this country.

  3. Dr. Isaac Barrow:

    He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.

  4. Francois Molins:

    Ayoub el Khazzani had watched whilst already on the Thalys train YouTube files in which an individual called on the faithful to fight and take up arms in the name of the Prophet.

  5. Jean Jacques Rousseau:

    He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.

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