Definition of "faithful" []

  • Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, cause, or idea; loyal. (adjective)
  • Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship. (adjective)
  • Having or full of faith. (adjective)
  • Worthy of trust or belief; reliable. (adjective)
  • Consistent with truth or actuality: a faithful reproduction of the portrait. (adjective)
  • Having faith; remaining true, constant, or loyal (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Maintaining sexual loyalty to one's lover or spouse (adjective)
  • Consistently reliable (adjective)
  • Reliable or truthful (adjective)
  • Accurate in detail (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "faithful" in a sentence
  • "Hold this thought steadily, affirm it, believe it, expect it, and all the time be faithful, _absolutely faithful_ to the situation in which you are at present placed."
  • "It speaks of the creation of what it calls faithful capital — that kind of social capital that builds trust and capacity for long-term faithful commitment."
  • "Love for others, concern for justice and the poor are not so much a question of social morals as the expression of a sacramental conception of Christian morality because, through priestly ministry, the spiritual sacrifice of all the faithful is accomplished, in union with the sacrifice of Christ, the only mediator."