- The definition of faithful is someone who is loyal and reliable or someone with a strong religious belief.
- An example of faithful is a loyal dog who always comes to sit by your side.
- An example of faithful is a spouse who never cheats on you with another person.
- An example of faithful is a person who adheres strictly to the tenants of the Islamic religion.
A faithful friend.
- keeping faith; maintaining allegiance; constant; loyal: faithful friends
- marked by or showing a strong sense of duty or responsibility; conscientious: faithful attendance
- accurate; reliable; exact: a faithful copy
- Obsolete full of faith, esp. religious faith
Origin of faithfulMiddle English
- the true believers (in any specified religion)
- the loyal adherents or supporters
- Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, cause, or idea; loyal.
- Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
- a. Responsible; conscientious: the faithful discharge of his duties.b. Dependable; reliable: The faithful engine started right up.
- Consistent with truth or actuality: a faithful reproduction of the portrait.
- Having or full of faith.
- The practicing members of a religious faith, especially of Christianity or Islam: a pilgrimage to Mecca made by the faithful.
- The steadfast adherents of a faith or cause: a meeting of the party faithful.
(comparative more faithful, superlative most faithful)
- loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause
- My dog is a very faithful dog.
- having faith
- Some people are faithful to their god.
- 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.
- The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.
- The faithful pray five times a day.
faith + -ful