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faith +‎ -ful



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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faithful ‎(plural faithfuls)

  1. (in the plural) The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.
    The faithful pray five times a day.
  2. Someone or something that is faithful or reliable.
    • 2009 September 30, Bruce DeMara, “Shaw's comedy gets teeth”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      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.