Faithful definition

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Consistent with truth or actuality.

A faithful reproduction of the portrait.

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(obs.) Full of faith, esp. religious faith.
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Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, cause, or idea; loyal.
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Keeping faith; maintaining allegiance; constant; loyal.

Faithful friends.

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The practicing members of a religious faith, especially of Christianity or Islam.

A pilgrimage to Mecca made by the faithful.

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Accurate; reliable; exact.

A faithful copy.

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Having or full of faith.
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Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
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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.

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Responsible; conscientious.

The faithful discharge of his duties.

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Dependable; reliable.

The faithful engine started right up.

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Loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause.

My dog is a very faithful dog.

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My servant is very faithful.

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Consistent with reality.

I would consider that a very faithful reproduction.

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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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The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.

The faithful pray five times a day.

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Marked by or showing a strong sense of duty or responsibility; conscientious.

Faithful attendance.

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Having faith.

Some people are faithful to their god.

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The steadfast adherents of a faith or cause.

A meeting of the party faithful.

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the faithful
  • the true believers (in any specified religion)
  • the loyal adherents or supporters
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
faithful
Superlative:
faithfulest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the faithful

Origin of faithful

  • faith +‎ -ful

    From Wiktionary