faithfulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faithfulness - the quality of being faithful
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
constancy - faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)
dedication - complete and wholehearted fidelity
loyalty, trueness - the quality of being loyal
infidelity, unfaithfulness - the quality of being unfaithful

faithfulness

noun loyalty, devotion, fidelity, constancy, dependability, trustworthiness, fealty, adherence She and her husband valued faithfulness as the cornerstone of their marriage.

faithfulness

noun
Faithfulness or devotion to a person, a cause, obligations, or duties:
Translations
إخْلاص، صِدْق
věrnost
trofasthed
tryggî; nákvæmni

faithfulness

[ˈfeɪθfʊlnɪs] Nfidelidad f

faithfulness

n
(= loyalty)Treue f(to zu)
(= accuracy, of translation) → Genauigkeit f; (of reproduction)Originaltreue f

faithfulness

[ˈfeɪθfʊlnɪs] n faithfulness (to)fedeltà (a)

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.
References in classic literature ?
Michael's heredity, rigidly selected for ages by man, was chiefly composed of fierceness and faithfulness.
Reality has since copied Prince Carl with an astonishing faithfulness.
A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,--such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to kindred, industry, rigid honesty, thrift, the thorough scouring of wooden and copper utensils, the hoarding of coins likely to disappear from the currency, the production of first-rate commodities for the market, and the general preference of whatever was home-made.
Sire," answered the grand-vizir, "it is most dangerous for a monarch to confide in a man whose faithfulness is not proved, You do not know that this physician is not a traitor come here to assassinate you.
His first betrothed heard of this, and fretted so much about his faithfulness that she nearly died.
Pinocchio discovers the thieves and, as a reward for faithfulness, he regains his liberty
Yea, made for faithfulness, like me, and for fond eternities, must I now name you by your faithlessness, ye divine glances and fleeting gleams: no other name have I yet learnt.
This faithfulness was a quality of the clay that composed him.
So Ahab's proceedings in this matter were not unusual; the only strange thing about them seemed to be, that Starbuck, almost the one only man who had ever ventured to oppose him with anything in the slightest degree approaching to decision --one of those too, whose faithfulness on the look-out he had seemed to doubt somewhat; --it was strange, that this was the very man he should select for his watchman;
He has inhabited it ever since, at intervals; and he thinks he can answer for the faithfulness of the picture he has drawn.
The point where he does resemble his ideal is in his faithfulness.
If they were "faithful unto death," they have their crown now--but no amount of faithfulness and legal shrewdness combined could legitimately drag the city into a participation in the promises of the prophecy.