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faith-healer

faith-heal·er
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feyth hee-ler]
    • /feɪθ ˈhi lər/
    • /feɪθ ˈhɪə.lər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyth hee-ler]
    • /feɪθ ˈhi lər/

Definitions of faith-healer word

  • noun faith-healer healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing. 1
  • noun faith-healer a method employing faith or prayer in the hope of receiving such healing. 1

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Origin of faith-healer

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Faith-healer

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

faith-healer popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for faith-healer

noun faith-healer

  • healer — a person or thing that heals.
  • shaman — (especially among certain tribal peoples) a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc.
  • witch doctor — a person in some societies who attempts to cure sickness and to exorcise evil spirits by the use of magic.

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