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faithful

faithful

4 definitions found
 for faithful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Faithful \Faith"ful\, a.
     1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe,
        especially in the declarations and promises of God.
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              You are not faithful, sir.            --B. Jonson.
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     2. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties,
        or other engagements.
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              The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy
              with them that love him.              --Deut. vii.
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     3. True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person
        to whom one is bound by a vow, by ties of love, gratitude,
        or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the
        observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a
        faithful husband or servant.
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              So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,
              Among the faithless, faithful only he. --Milton.
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     4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot
        fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or
        representation.
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              It is a faithful saying.              --2 Tim. ii.
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     The Faithful, the adherents of any system of religious
        belief; esp. used as an epithet of the followers of
        Mohammed.
  
     Syn: Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious;
          Faith"ful*ly,+adv.+-{Faith"ful*ness">trustworthy. -- Faith"ful*ly, adv. -{Faith"ful*ness,
          n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  faithful
      adj 1: steadfast in affection or allegiance; "years of faithful
             service"; "faithful employees"; "we do not doubt that
             England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"
             [ant: unfaithful]
      2: marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a
         faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the
         observed facts" [syn: close, faithful]
      3: not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband
         or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "he remained
         faithful to his wife" [ant: unfaithful]
      n 1: any loyal and steadfast following
      2: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually
         attend a given church [syn: congregation, fold,
         faithful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  294 Moby Thesaurus words for "faithful":
     Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, abandoned, accepted,
     accurate, acquiescent, active, adoring, affectionate, afire,
     approved, ardent, assiduous, assured, at one with, attached,
     authentic, authoritative, believing, breathing, burning,
     calculable, canonical, careful, certain, close, committed,
     compliant, complying, confident, conforming, conjugal,
     conscientious, consistent, constant, continuing, conventional,
     convinced, convincing, correct, credible, cultish, cultist,
     cultistic, customary, dedicated, delicate, delineative,
     demonstrative, dependable, depictive, descriptive, detailed,
     devoted, devout, diligent, direct, dogged, dogmatic, doubtless,
     duteous, dutiful, dyed-in-the-wool, earnest, enduring, evangelical,
     even, exact, expositive, express, expressive, faithworthy, fast,
     fastidious, fervent, fervid, fideistic, fiery, filial, fine,
     finical, finicky, firm, flaming, fond, graphic, hearty, heated,
     honest, hot, hot-blooded, husbandly, immutable, impassioned,
     impressed with, in earnest, inalterable, indefatigable,
     indomitable, industrious, inerrable, inerrant, infallible,
     insistent, intense, intent, intent on, invincible, just,
     languishing, lasting, law-abiding, liege, lifelike, literal,
     living, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, loyal,
     marble-constant, maternal, mathematical, melting, meticulous,
     micrometrically precise, microscopic, mindful, moral, natural,
     naturalistic, never-tiring, nice, obedient, observant, obstinate,
     of the faith, on fire, orthodox, orthodoxical, parental,
     particular, passionate, paternal, patient, patient as Job, perfect,
     perfervid, permanent, perseverant, persevering, persistent,
     persisting, persuaded, pertinacious, pietistic, pinpoint, pious,
     pistic, plodding, plugging, positive, practicing, prayerful,
     precise, predictable, preoccupied, proper, punctilious, punctual,
     rapt, realistic, received, red-hot, refined, regardful, relentless,
     reliable, religious, religiously exact, representative, resolute,
     reverent, reverential, right, righteous, rigid, rigorous, romantic,
     satisfied, scientific, scientifically exact, scriptural,
     scrupulous, secure, sedulous, sentimental, serious, severe,
     sincere, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, soft, sold on, solemn,
     solid, sound, speaking, spirited, square, stable, standard,
     staunch, steadfast, steady, strict, stubborn, submissive,
     substantial, subtle, sure, surefire, tenacious, tender, tested,
     textual, theistic, thorough, tireless, to the life, traditional,
     traditionalistic, tried, tried and true, true, true to life,
     true to nature, true-blue, trusted, trustworthy, trusty, truthful,
     unabating, unconquerable, undaunted, under the impression,
     undeviating, undiscouraged, undistorted, undoubtful, undoubting,
     undrooping, unerring, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging,
     unflinching, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unrelaxing,
     unrelenting, unremitting, unsleeping, unswerving, untiring,
     unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, upright,
     utterly attentive, uxorious, valid, vehement, venerational,
     venerative, veracious, veridical, virtuous, vivid, warm, weariless,
     well-drawn, well-founded, well-grounded, white-hot, wifely,
     willing, worshipful, zealous
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Faithful
     as a designation of Christians, means full of faith, trustful,
     and not simply trustworthy (Acts 10:45; 16:1; 2 Cor. 6:15; Col.
     1:2; 1 Tim. 4:3, 12; 5:16; 6:2; Titus 1:6; Eph. 1:1; 1 Cor.
     4:17, etc.).
     
       It is used also of God's word or covenant as true and to be
     trusted (Ps. 119:86, 138; Isa. 25:1; 1 Tim. 1:15; Rev. 21:5;
     22:6, etc.).