faithful

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Etymology[edit]

faith +‎ -ful

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Adjective[edit]

faithful (comparative more faithful, superlative most faithful)

  1. loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause
    My dog is a very faithful dog.
  2. having faith
    Some people are faithful to their god.
  3. reliable; worthy of trust
    My servant is very faithful.
  4. consistent with reality
    I would consider that a very faithful reproduction.
  5. engaging in sexual relations only with one's spouse or long-term sexual partner
    They had been faithful to each other all of their married life.

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Noun[edit]

faithful (uncountable)

  1. The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.
    The faithful pray five times a day.