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faith·ful

 (fāth′fəl)
adj.
1. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, cause, or idea; loyal.
2. Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
3.
a. Responsible; conscientious: the faithful discharge of his duties.
b. Dependable; reliable: The faithful engine started right up.
4. Consistent with truth or actuality: a faithful reproduction of the portrait.
5. Having or full of faith.
pl.n.
1. The practicing members of a religious faith, especially of Christianity or Islam: a pilgrimage to Mecca made by the faithful.
2. The steadfast adherents of a faith or cause: a meeting of the party faithful.

faith′ful·ly adv.
faith′ful·ness n.
Synonyms: faithful, loyal, true, constant, steadfast, staunch1
These adjectives mean adhering firmly and devotedly to someone or something that elicits or demands one's fidelity. Faithful and loyal both suggest undeviating attachment, though loyal applies more often to political allegiance: a faithful employee; a loyal citizen. True implies steadiness, sincerity, and reliability: remained true to her innermost beliefs. Constant stresses uniformity and invariability: "But I am constant as the northern star" (Shakespeare).
Steadfast implies fixed, unswerving loyalty: a steadfast ally. Staunch even more strongly suggests unshakable attachment or allegiance: a staunch supporter of the cause.

faithful

(ˈfeɪθfʊl)
adj
1. having faith; remaining true, constant, or loyal
2. maintaining sexual loyalty to one's lover or spouse
3. consistently reliable: a faithful worker.
4. reliable or truthful: a faithful source.
5. accurate in detail: a faithful translation.
n
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the believers in and loyal adherents of a religious faith, esp Christianity
7. any group of loyal and steadfast followers
ˈfaithfully adv
ˈfaithfulness n

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.
n.
6. the faithful,
a. the believers in a faith, esp. the members of a Christian church or the adherents of Islam.
b. the body of loyal members of any party or group.
[1250–1300]
faith′ful•ly, adv.
faith′ful•ness, n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faithful - any loyal and steadfast followingfaithful - any loyal and steadfast following  
followers, following - a group of followers or enthusiasts
2.faithful - a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given churchfaithful - a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
social group - people sharing some social relation
flock - a church congregation guided by a pastor
denomination - a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
Adj.1.faithful - 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"
constant - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"
true - consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
trustworthy, trusty - worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"
unfaithful - not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover"
2.faithful - marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
accurate - conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy; "an accurate reproduction"; "the accounting was accurate"; "accurate measurements"; "an accurate scale"
3.faithful - not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "he remained faithful to his wife"
unfaithful - having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "her husband was unfaithful"

faithful

adjective
2. accurate, just, close, true, strict, exact, precise His screenplay is faithful to the novel.
the faithful believers, brethren, followers, congregation, adherents, the elect, communicants The faithful revered him then as a prophet.

faithful

adjective
1. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty:
2. Worthy of belief, as because of precision or faithfulness to an original:
3. Not deviating from correctness, accuracy, or completeness:
Translations
صادِق، دَقيقمُخْلِصمُخْلِص، صادِق
věrnýpřesnýspolehlivý
trofastkorrektnøjagtig
uskollinen
vjeran
réttur, nákvæmurtryggur, trúr
忠実な
성실한
zvest
trogen
เชื่อถือได้
trung thành

faithful

[ˈfeɪθfʊl]
A. ADJ
1. (also Rel) → fiel (to a) [friend, servant, spouse] → leal
2. (= trustworthy) → digno de confianza; [account] → detallado; [translation] → fiel
B. NPL the faithful (Rel) → los fieles

faithful

[ˈfeɪθfʊl]
adj
(= loyal) [follower, friend, servant, voter] → fidèle; [service] → fidèle
(= accurate) [account, copy, translation] → fidèle
to be faithful to sth [film, screenplay] [+ book, novel] → être fidèle à qch
(sexually) [husband, wife, lover] → fidèle
to be faithful to sb → être fidèle à qn
npl
(religious) the faithful → les fidèles mpl
[political party] the faithful → les fidèles mpl
the party faithful → les fidèles mpl du parti

faithful

adj
(= loyal) person, animal, car, servicetreu; to be/remain faithful to somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache treu sein/bleiben; to be faithful to one’s promisesein Versprechen treu halten; to be faithful to somebody’s wishesjds Wünsche treu erfüllen; she is faithful to her own culture and religionsie bleibt ihrer eigenen Kultur und Religion treu; they are faithful to each othersie sind einander treu
(= accurate) adaptation, reproduction, copyoriginalgetreu; translationgenau; the translation is faithful to the original/the spirit of the originaldie Übersetzung hält sich genau an das Original/an den Geist des Originals
n
(= stalwart)treuer Anhänger, treue Anhängerin; the party faithful(s)die treuen Anhänger der Partei
the faithful pl (Rel) → die Gläubigen pl

faithful

[ˈfeɪθfʊl]
1. adj faithful (to)fedele (a)
2. npl the faithful (Rel) → i fedeli

faith

(feiθ) noun
1. trust or belief. She had faith in her ability.
2. religious belief. Years of hardship had not caused him to lose his faith.
3. loyalty to one's promise. to keep/break faith with someone.
ˈfaithful adjective
1. loyal and true; not changing. a faithful friend; faithful to his promise.
2. true or exact. a faithful account of what had happened.
ˈfaithfully adverb
Yours faithfully
a polite way of ending a formal (usually business) letter which starts with `Dear Sir` or `Dear Madam`. In American English `Sincerely yours` or `Truly yours` is used.
ˈfaithfulness noun
ˈfaithless adjective
ˈfaithlessness noun
in (all) good faith
sincerely. She made the offer in good faith.

faithful

مُخْلِص věrný trofast treu πιστός fiel uskollinen fidèle vjeran fedele 忠実な 성실한 loyaal lojal wierny fiel верный trogen เชื่อถือได้ sadık trung thành 忠实的

faithful

a. exacto-a, veraz;
adv. fielmente, exactamente.
References in classic literature ?
And I shall dare to say this also, that to have them and always to observe them is injurious, and that to appear to have them is useful; to appear merciful, faithful, humane, religious, upright, and to be so, but with a mind so framed that should you require not to be so, you may be able and know how to change to the opposite.
They would coolly skip over our age of the world, and say: "Smyrna was not faithful unto death, and so her crown of life was denied her; Ephesus repented, and lo
It was not because I was faithful, but because Joe was faithful, that I never ran away and went for a soldier or a sailor.
Commander of the Faithful," said he, "I have taken on myself to remind your Highness that you have undertaken secretly to observe for yourself the manner in which justice is done and order is kept throughout the city.
A shepherd had a faithful dog, called Sultan, who was grown very old, and had lost all his teeth.
His is the ambition of the high master-spirit, which aims to fill a place in the first rank of those who are redeemed from the earth--who stand without fault before the throne of God, who share the last mighty victories of the Lamb, who are called, and chosen, and faithful.
The splendor of daylight invading the room, the murmur of all present, and, more than all, the instinct of the faithful dog, drew Mousqueton from his reverie; he raised his head, recognized the old friend of his master, and, screaming with grief, he embraced his knees, watering the floor with his tears.
Tom is a noble-hearted, faithful fellow, if he is black.
This corridor was guarded, not by a sentinel, but by a confidential servant, through whom, in case of urgency, Charles could communicate instantly with his faithful subject.
My benefactor and faithful steward, whom I had left my money in trust with, was alive, but had had great misfortunes in the world; was become a widow the second time, and very low in the world.
Foolish heart and faithful hand, Little feet that touched no land.
In all the records of history there has never been a time when a victorious fortune has been so faithful to men making war upon the sea.