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faithful

faith·ful
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feyth-fuh l]
    • /ˈfeɪθ fəl/
    • /ˈfeɪθfl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyth-fuh l]
    • /ˈfeɪθ fəl/

Definitions of faithful word

  • adjective faithful strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker. 1
  • adjective faithful true to one's word, promises, vows, etc. 1
  • adjective faithful steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends. 1
  • adjective faithful reliable, trusted, or believed. 1
  • adjective faithful adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy. 1
  • adjective faithful Obsolete. full of faith; believing. 1

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Origin of faithful

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
First recorded in 1250-1300, faithful is from the Middle English word feithful. See faith, -ful

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Parts of speech for Faithful

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

faithful popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% 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".

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Synonyms for faithful

adj faithful

  • resolute — firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion: Her parents wanted her to marry, but she was focused on her education and remained resolute.
  • sincere — free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
  • hard-core — unswervingly committed; uncompromising; dedicated: a hard-core segregationist.
  • conscientious — Someone who is conscientious is very careful to do their work properly.
  • ardent — Ardent is used to describe someone who has extremely strong feelings about something or someone.

adjective faithful

  • correct — If something is correct, it is in accordance with the facts and has no mistakes.
  • realistic — interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical: a realistic estimate of costs; a realistic planner.
  • authentic — An authentic person, object, or emotion is genuine.
  • accurate — Accurate information, measurements, and statistics are correct to a very detailed level. An accurate instrument is able to give you information of this kind.
  • exact — Not approximated in any way; precise.

Antonyms for faithful

adj faithful

  • irresolute — not resolute; doubtful; infirm of purpose; vacillating.
  • dishonest — not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.
  • untrustworthy — deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable: The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy.
  • irresponsible — said, done, or characterized by a lack of a sense of responsibility: His refusal to work shows him to be completely irresponsible.
  • unscrupulous — not scrupulous; unrestrained by scruples; conscienceless; unprincipled.

noun faithful

  • dallier — One who dallies; a procrastinator.
  • chaser — A chaser is an alcoholic drink that you have after you have drunk a stronger or weaker alcoholic drink.
  • backslider — A recidivist; one who backslides, especially in a religious sense; an apostate.
  • swinger — a person or thing that swings.
  • philanderer — (of a man) to make love with a woman one cannot or will not marry; carry on flirtations.

adjective faithful

  • unrealistic — interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical: a realistic estimate of costs; a realistic planner.
  • disliking — Present participle of dislike.

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