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

Definitions of faithfulness word

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

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Origin of faithfulness

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 Faithfulness


faithfulness 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 faithfulness

noun faithfulness

  • adherence — Adherence is the fact of adhering to a particular rule, agreement, or belief.
  • fidelity — strict observance of promises, duties, etc.: a servant's fidelity.
  • fealty — History/Historical. fidelity to a lord. the obligation or the engagement to be faithful to a lord, usually sworn to by a vassal.
  • allegiance — Your allegiance is your support for and loyalty to a particular group, person, or belief.
  • duty — something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation.

Antonyms for faithfulness

noun faithfulness

  • disloyalty — the quality of being disloyal; lack of loyalty; unfaithfulness.
  • treachery — violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • dishonesty — lack of honesty; a disposition to lie, cheat, or steal.
  • inconstancy — not constant; changeable; fickle; variable: an inconstant friend.

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