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faith

faith
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feyth]
    • /feɪθ/
    • /feɪθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyth]
    • /feɪθ/

Definitions of faith word

  • noun faith a female given name. 1
  • idioms faith in faith, in truth; indeed: In faith, he is a fine lad. 1
  • noun faith Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. 1
  • noun faith belief without proof 1
  • noun faith religious belief 1
  • noun faith trust 1

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Origin of faith

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
1200-50; Middle English feith < Anglo-French fed, Old French feid, feit < Latin fidem, accusative of fidēs trust, akin to fīdere to trust. See confide

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Faith

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

faith popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

faith usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for faith

noun faith

  • confidence — If you have confidence in someone, you feel that you can trust them.
  • belief — Belief is a feeling of certainty that something exists, is true, or is good.
  • conviction — A conviction is a strong belief or opinion.
  • acceptance — Acceptance of an offer or a proposal is the act of saying yes to it or agreeing to it.
  • loyalty — the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.

verb faith

  • defect — A defect is a fault or imperfection in a person or thing.
  • ratting — any of several long-tailed rodents of the family Muridae, of the genus Rattus and related genera, distinguished from the mouse by being larger.
  • go back on — at, to, or toward the rear; backward: to step back.
  • take a walk — to advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace; proceed by steps; move by advancing the feet alternately so that there is always one foot on the ground in bipedal locomotion and two or more feet on the ground in quadrupedal locomotion.

Antonyms for faith

noun faith

  • disbelief — the inability or refusal to believe or to accept something as true.
  • disloyalty — the quality of being disloyal; lack of loyalty; unfaithfulness.
  • dishonesty — lack of honesty; a disposition to lie, cheat, or steal.
  • treachery — violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason.
  • distrust — to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in.

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