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un·faith·ful

 (ŭn-fāth′fəl)
adj.
1.
a. Not adhering to promises, obligations, or allegiances; disloyal. See Synonyms at faithless.
b. Breaking trust in a marriage or relationship by having sexual relations with someone other than one's spouse or sexual partner.
2. Not justly representing or reflecting the facts or a primary source; inaccurate: an account that was unfaithful to what really happened; a translation that was unfaithful to the original.

un·faith′ful·ly adv.
un·faith′ful·ness n.

unfaithful

(ʌnˈfeɪθfʊl)
adj
1. not true to a promise, vow, etc
2. not true to a wife, husband, lover, etc, esp in having sexual intercourse with someone else
3. inaccurate; inexact; unreliable; untrustworthy: unfaithful copy.
4. obsolete not having religious faith; infidel
5. obsolete not upright; dishonest
unˈfaithfully adv
unˈfaithfulness n

un•faith•ful

(ʌnˈfeɪθ fəl)

adj.
1. not faithful; false to duty, obligation, or promises; disloyal.
2. not sexually faithful to a spouse or lover.
3. not accurate or reliable; inexact: an unfaithful translation.
[1350–1400]
un•faith′ful•ly, adv.
un•faith′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfaithful - not true to duty or obligation or promisesunfaithful - not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover"
inconstant - likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare
untrustworthy, untrusty - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"
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"
2.unfaithful - having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriendunfaithful - having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "her husband was unfaithful"
faithful - not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "he remained faithful to his wife"
3.unfaithful - having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor; "the faithless Benedict Arnold"; "a lying traitorous insurrectionist"
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"
4.unfaithful - not trustworthyunfaithful - not trustworthy; "an unfaithful reproduction"
inaccurate - not exact; "an inaccurate translation"; "the thermometer is inaccurate"

unfaithful

adjective
1. faithless, untrue, two-timing (informal), adulterous, fickle, inconstant, unchaste She was frequently left alone by her unfaithful husband.
faithless faithful, constant
2. disloyal, false, treacherous, deceitful, faithless, perfidious, traitorous, treasonable, false-hearted, recreant (archaic) They denounced him as unfaithful to the traditions of the Society.
disloyal true, loyal, faithful, steadfast

unfaithful

adjective
Translations
خَائِنغَيْر مُخْلِص، خائِن
nevěrný
utro
uskoton
nevjeran
ótrúr
不貞な
부정한
neuzticīgsnodevīgs
nezvest
otrogen
ไม่ซื่อสัตย์
sadakatsizaldatan
không chung thủy

unfaithful

[ˈʌnˈfeɪθfʊl] ADJinfiel (to a)

unfaithful

[ˌʌnˈfeɪθfʊl] adjinfidèle
to be unfaithful to sb → tromper qn

unfaithful

adj
wife, husband, loveruntreu; friend, servanttreulos; to be unfaithful to somebodyjdm untreu sein
(= inaccurate) translation, descriptionungenau; the translator was unfaithful to the original poemder Übersetzer verfälschte das Gedicht

unfaithful

[ʌnˈfeɪθfʊl] adj unfaithful (to sb)infedele (a qn)

unfaithful

(anˈfeiθful) adjective
not loyal and true.

unfaithful

خَائِن nevěrný utro untreu άπιστος infiel uskoton infidèle nevjeran infedele 不貞な 부정한 ontrouw utro niewierny infiel неверный otrogen ไม่ซื่อสัตย์ sadakatsiz không chung thủy 不诚实的
References in classic literature ?
Cutter had several times cut paragraphs about unfaithful husbands out of the newspapers and mailed them to Cutter in a disguised handwriting.
He had never clearly thought out the subject, but he had vaguely conceived that his wife must long ago have suspected him of being unfaithful to her, and shut her eyes to the fact.
Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious, and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy.
But instead of all that- here he was, the wealthy husband of an unfaithful wife, a retired gentleman-in-waiting, fond of eating and drinking and, as he unbuttoned his waistcoat, of abusing the government a bit, a member of the Moscow English Club, and a universal favorite in Moscow society.
winners seemed to be the crooked ones, the unfaithful ones, the wicked ones.
Soon after, with a drink all round, we lay down to sleep, and the outside of Silver's vengeance was to put George Merry up for sentinel and threaten him with death if he should prove unfaithful.
After the conclusion of the war with Xerxes, it appears that the Lacedaemonians required that a number of the cities should be turned out of the confederacy for the unfaithful part they had acted.
It is a misfortune incident to republican government, though in a less degree than to other governments, that those who administer it may forget their obligations to their constituents, and prove unfaithful to their important trust.
To put with one hand a pedestal under the feet of the two faithful ones, and with the other to exalt the unfaithful by the same artificial means, he deemed to be alike inconsistent with his convictions, his position, and his hopes.
At nightfall they would take to the road again, climb to the place where their unfaithful sentinel now slept, and, descending the other slope of the ridge, fall upon a camp of the enemy at about midnight.
Neither entreaty nor courtly remonstrance came from the English prince; but Sir Hugh Calverley passed silently over the border with his company, and the blazing walls of the two cities of Miranda and Puenta de la Reyna warned the unfaithful monarch that there were other metals besides gold, and that he was dealing with a man to whom it was unsafe to lie.
We resent the thought that anything can please us when someone we love is no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almost feel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when we find our interest in life returning to us.