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faithless

faith·less
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feyth-lis]
    • /ˈfeɪθ lɪs/
    • /ˈfeɪθ.ləs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyth-lis]
    • /ˈfeɪθ lɪs/

Definitions of faithless word

  • adjective faithless not adhering to allegiance, promises, vows, or duty: the faithless behavior of Benedict Arnold. 1
  • adjective faithless not trustworthy; unreliable. 1
  • adjective faithless without trust or belief. 1
  • adjective faithless being without religious faith. 1
  • adjective faithless (among Christians) bereft of Christian faith. 1
  • noun faithless Disloyal, especially to a spouse or partner; untrustworthy. 1

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Origin of faithless

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
First recorded in 1250-1300, faithless is from the Middle English word faithles. See faith, -less

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Parts of speech for Faithless

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

faithless popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for faithless

adj faithless

  • capricious — Someone who is capricious often changes their mind unexpectedly.
  • changeable — Someone or something that is changeable is likely to change many times.
  • cheating — an instance of rule-breaking
  • deceitful — If you say that someone is deceitful, you mean that they behave in a dishonest way by making other people believe something that is not true.
  • dishonest — not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.

adjective faithless

  • disloyal — false to one's obligations or allegiances; not loyal; faithless; treacherous.
  • doubting — Present participle of doubt.
  • sceptical — inclined to skepticism; having an attitude of doubt: a skeptical young woman who will question whatever you say.

noun faithless

  • phoniness — not real or genuine; fake; counterfeit: a phony diamond.

Antonyms for faithless

adj faithless

  • believing — to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully.
  • loyal — faithful to one's sovereign, government, or state: a loyal subject.
  • reliable — that may be relied on or trusted; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.: reliable information.
  • constant — You use constant to describe something that happens all the time or is always there.
  • faithful — strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.

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