Definition of Faithful

1. Noun. Any loyal and steadfast following.

Generic synonyms: Followers, Following

2. Adjective. Steadfast in affection or allegiance. "We do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"
Attributes: Faithfulness, Fidelity
Also: Constant, True, Trustworthy, Trusty
Similar to: Fast, Firm, Loyal, Truehearted, True
Derivative terms: Faithfulness
Antonyms: Unfaithful

3. Noun. A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
Exact synonyms: Congregation, Fold
Generic synonyms: Social Group
Specialized synonyms: Flock
Group relationships: Denomination
Derivative terms: Congregate

4. Adjective. Marked by fidelity to an original. "A faithful rendering of the observed facts"
Exact synonyms: Close
Similar to: Accurate
Derivative terms: Faithfulness

5. Adjective. Not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend. "He remained faithful to his wife"
Similar to: True To
Derivative terms: Faithfulness
Antonyms: Unfaithful

Definition of Faithful

1. a. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.

Definition of Faithful

1. Adjective. loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause ¹

2. Adjective. having faith ¹

3. Adjective. reliable; worthy of trust ¹

4. Adjective. consistent with reality ¹

5. Adjective. engaging in sexual relations only with one's spouse or long-term sexual partner ¹

6. Noun. The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Faithful

1. a loyal follower or member [n -S]

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Literary usage of Faithful

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1. Household Stories, from the Collection of the Bros: Grimm by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm (1883)
"Then he said, " Let faithful John be sent for." faithful John was his best-beloved servant, and was so called because he had served the King faithfully all ..."

2. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"It was principally for this end, as I have already stated, that the faithful under the law were commanded to resort to the sanctuary; because Moses not only ..."

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