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- faithfull (archaic)
- Loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause.
- My dog is very faithful: he doesn't like to be petted by anybody else.
- Having faith.
- 2009, Paul Lakeland, Church: Living Communion, page 162:
- The application of the old discipline, say the conservatives, would probably produce a smaller but more faithful Church.
- Reliable; worthy of trust.
- My servant is very faithful.
- Consistent with reality.
- I would consider that a very faithful reproduction.
- 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.
- 1976, The Missouri Breaks:
- She wanted to be free to explore casual affairs, but her man had to be faithful.
- (mathematics) Injective in specific contexts, e.g. of representations in representation or functors in category theory.
loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause
reliable; worthy of trust
consistent with reality
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faithful (plural faithfuls)
- (in the plural) The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.
- The faithful pray five times a day.
- Someone or something that is faithful or reliable.
- 2009 September 30, Bruce DeMara, “Shaw's comedy gets teeth”, in Toronto Star:
- Earlier this year, as the recession put a damper on ticket sales, Maxwell said the easy route would have been to go for the tried-and-true old faithfuls.