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Definition 1: loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person - [noun denoting act]

Samples where faith or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • keep the faith
  • they broke faith with their investors

(faith is a kind of ...) the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

"his long commitment to public service" "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

Definition 2: a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where faith or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lost his faith but not his morality

Synonyms for faith in the sense of this definition

(faith is a kind of ...) according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues

(faith is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of faith ) the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads

(... is a kind of faith ) a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils

(... is a kind of faith ) a non-doctrinal religion that stresses individual freedom of belief and rejects the Trinity

(... is a kind of faith ) the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe

(... is a kind of faith ) any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism

(... is a kind of faith ) the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods

(... is a kind of faith ) a religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind

(... is a kind of faith ) a religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false

"it was a satanic cult"

(... is a kind of faith ) religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being

(... is a kind of faith ) any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)

(... is a kind of faith ) system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)

(... is a kind of faith ) ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.

(... is a kind of faith ) a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000

(... is a kind of faith ) the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors

(... is a kind of faith ) popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic

(... is a kind of faith ) the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

(... is a kind of faith ) the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

(... is a kind of faith ) a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena

(... is a kind of faith ) a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality

(... is a kind of faith ) religion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices

(... is a kind of faith ) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

(... is a kind of faith ) an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans

(... is a kind of faith ) a religion founded in Iran in 1863; emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind; incorporates Christian and Islamic tenets; many adherents live in the United States

"Bahaism has no public rituals or sacraments and praying is done in private"

(... is a kind of faith ) the religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely `other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)

(... is a kind of faith ) the religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam `in his own image')

(... is a kind of faith ) the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate

(... is a kind of faith ) a system of religious beliefs and rituals

"devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) show devotion to (a deity)

"Many Hindus worship Shiva"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) be born anew in another body after death

"Hindus believe that we transmigrate"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) unwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) ritually clean or pure

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws

"unclean meat" "and the swine...is unclean to you"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism

"Protestant churches" "a Protestant denomination"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)

"highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) relating to or characteristic of Christianity

"Christian rites"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals

"discalced friars"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characterizing Unitarianism

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church

"Mormon leaders" "the former Mormon practice of polygamy"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley

"Methodist theology"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of the Protestant Church adhering to the views of Luther

"Lutheran doctrines"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church

"the Episcopal hierarchy" "married by an Episcopalian minister"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of a Congregational church

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Anglican church

"an Anglican bishop"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism

"Orthodox Judaism"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characterizing revivalism

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to a catechism summarizing the principles of Christianity

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) hold a false or unorthodox belief

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer

"When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) (religion) the world of the dead

"No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) (religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God

"the Cardinal attended the consecration of the church"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)

"Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) a person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)

"none of his brothers would betray him"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

Definition 3: complete confidence in a person or plan etc - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where faith or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he cherished the faith of a good woman
  • the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

Synonyms for faith in the sense of this definition

(faith is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

Definition 4: an institution to express belief in a divine power - [noun denoting group]

Samples where faith or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was raised in the Baptist religion
  • a member of his own faith contradicted him

Synonyms for faith in the sense of this definition

(faith is a kind of ...) an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of faith ) followers of an exclusive system of beliefs and practices

(... is a kind of faith ) followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

(... is a kind of faith ) a subdivision of a larger religious group

(... is a kind of faith ) the church that is recognized as the official church of a nation

(... is a kind of faith ) the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan

(... is a kind of faith ) a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment

(... is a kind of faith ) the group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty; founded by the tenth and last Guru in 1699

(... is a kind of faith ) one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship

(... is a kind of faith ) Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud

(... is a kind of faith ) the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

(... is a kind of faith ) religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

(... is a kind of faith ) a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) declare (a dead person) to be a saint

"After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) expel through adjuration or prayers

"exorcise evil spirits"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) administer the rite of confirmation to

"the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) enter into a covenant

(faith is the domain which ... is member of) save from sins

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