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 ?
Hannah is faithfulness itself, and our good neighbor will guard you as if you were his own.
So also, as regards the Judge Pyncheon of to-day, neither clergyman, nor legal critic, nor inscriber of tombstones, nor historian of general or local politics, would venture a word against this eminent person's sincerity as a Christian, or respectability as a man, or integrity as a judge, or courage and faithfulness as the often-tried representative of his political party.
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;
From our various works I selected all the men -- boys I mean -- whose faithfulness under whatsoever pressure I could swear to, and I called them together secretly and gave them their instructions.
Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect--simply a confession of failure.
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.
He loved the boy as he had loved the father, with the loyalty and faithfulness of a hound for its master.
Freely was a confectioner: well, Penny would be true to him, for all that, and since his being a confectioner gave her an opportunity of showing her faithfulness, she was glad of it.
He has inhabited it ever since, at intervals; and he thinks he can answer for the faithfulness of the picture he has drawn.
Certainly, more women grow old nowadays through the faithfulness of their admirers than through anything else
This journal, edited by the Comte de Bearhaven, has for some years past led the defence of liberal principles and popular rights with a faithfulness and ability worthy of all praise.
Her faithfulness, her devotion, the love which filled her every thought, and her admirable good sense had got the better of her temper.