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Definition 1: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for faithful in the sense of this definition

(faithful is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of faithful ) a church congregation guided by a pastor

(... is a member of faithful) a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

Definition 2: any loyal and steadfast following - [noun denoting group]

(faithful is a kind of ...) a group of followers or enthusiasts

Definition 3: steadfast in affection or allegiance - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • years of faithful service
  • faithful employees
  • we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor

(faithful is similar to ...) unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

"a firm ally" "loyal supporters" "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe" "fast friends"

(faithful is similar to ...) devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth

"true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

(means also ...) steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection

"a man constant in adherence to his ideals" "a constant lover" "constant as the northern star"

(means also ...) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

(means also ...) worthy of trust or belief

"a trustworthy report" "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"

(... are attributes of faithful) the quality of being faithful

Definition 4: not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • he remained faithful to his wife

(faithful is similar to ...) sexually faithful

"she was true to her significant other"

Definition 5: marked by fidelity to an original - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a close translation
  • a faithful copy of the portrait
  • a faithful rendering of the observed facts

Synonyms for faithful in the sense of this definition

(faithful is similar to ...) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

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