soothfast

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sothfast, from Old English sōþfæst(true, trustworthy), from sōþ(true, sooth) + -fæst from fæst(firm, secure, fast). Equivalent to sooth +‎ -fast.

Adjective[edit]

soothfast

  1. actual
  2. real
  3. based on the truth, true; faithful; honest, veracious
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Why do not you [] bear leal and soothfast evidence in her behalf, as ye may with a clear conscience?

Adverb[edit]

soothfast

  1. actually; truthfully
    I care not if the pomps you show be what they soothfast appear. --Ralph Waldo Emerson.