faithlessness


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faith·less

 (fāth′lĭs)
adj.
1.
a. Not true to duty or obligation; disloyal or unfaithful.
b. Breaking trust in a marriage or relationship by having sexual relations with someone other than one's spouse or sexual partner.
2. Having no religious faith.

faith′less·ly adv.
faith′less·ness n.
Synonyms: faithless, unfaithful, false, disloyal, traitorous, perfidious
These adjectives mean not true to duty or obligation. Faithless and unfaithful imply failure to adhere to promises, obligations, or allegiances: was faithless to her ideals; an unfaithful servant.
False emphasizes deceitfulness or duplicity: "To thine own self be true, / And it must follow, as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man" (Shakespeare).
One who is disloyal betrays an allegiance: disloyal staff members who exposed the senator's indiscretions.
Traitorous most commonly refers to disloyalty to a government or nation: a traitorous double agent.
Perfidious often connotes vile or contemptible behavior: "The propagandists also highlighted atrocities committed by enemy soldiers, in order to demonstrate the perfidious qualities of the enemy nation" (David A. Bell).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faithlessness - unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
infidelity, unfaithfulness - the quality of being unfaithful
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faithlessness

noun
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Translations
خِيانَه، عَدَم إخْلاص
nevěrnost
illoyalitettroløshedutroskab
ótryggî; trúleysi
vefasızlık

faithlessness

[ˈfeɪθlɪsnɪs] Ninfidelidad f, deslealtad f, perfidia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

faithlessness

[ˈfeɪθlɪsnɪs] n faithlessness (to)infedeltà f inv (a)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Yet did ye not flee from me, nor did I flee from you: innocent are we to each other in our faithlessness.
'Oh,' said he, 'why is faithlessness so great in the world?' and he sat down in sorrow and trouble, not knowing what to do.
When he awoke the next morning he broke off a head of the bad and a head of the good cabbage, thinking, 'This will help me to regain my own, and to punish faithlessness.' Then he put the heads in his pockets, climbed the wall, and started off to seek the castle of his love.
When the Hunter had washed his face, so that the changed ones might know him, he went into the yard, saying, 'Now you shall receive a reward for your faithlessness.'
Of this endless modern examples could be given, showing how many treaties and engagements have been made void and of no effect through the faithlessness of princes; and he who has known best how to employ the fox has succeeded best.
If we violate the sanctity of this ceremonial, by any hostile movement on our part, it is we who incur the charge of faithlessness; and we doubt not that in both these instances the white men have been considered by the Blackfeet as the aggressors, and have, in consequence, been held up as men not to be trusted.
She sighed, looking toward the door of the room where Prince Andrew was, evidently intending to express her sympathy with his sorrow, but Pierre saw by her face that she was glad both at what had happened and at the way her brother had taken the news of Natasha's faithlessness.
The really culpable point--his faithlessness to Mrs.
She was stunned by the awful facts of this Game she did not understand--the grip it laid on men's souls, its irony and faithlessness, its risks and hazards and fierce insurgences of the blood, making woman pitiful, not the be-all and end-all of man, but his toy and his pastime; to woman his mothering and caretaking, his moods and his moments, but to the Game his days and nights of striving, the tribute of his head and hand, his most patient toil and wildest effort, all the strain and the stress of his being--to the Game, his heart's desire.
'Oh faithless Fernando, here, here shalt thou pay the penalty of the wrong thou hast done me; these hands shall tear out that heart of thine, abode and dwelling of all iniquity, but of deceit and fraud above all; and to these he added other words all in effect upbraiding this Fernando and charging him with treachery and faithlessness.
"Well," said Tom, getting up in something as like a huff as he was capable of, "it's deuced hard that when a fellow's really trying to do what he ought, his best friends'll do nothing but chaff him and try to put him down." And he stuck his books under his arm and his hat on his head, preparatory to rushing out into the quadrangle, to testify with his own soul of the faithlessness of friendships.