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Definition 1: not true to duty or obligation or promises - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • an unfaithful lover

(unfaithful is similar to ...) not faithful to religion or party or cause

(unfaithful is similar to ...) tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans

"Punic faith" "the perfidious Judas" "the fiercest and most treacherous of foes" "treacherous intrigues"

(unfaithful is similar to ...) not true to an obligation or trust

"is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty"

(means also ...) likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable

"inconstant affections" "an inconstant lover" "swear not by...the inconstant moon"

(means also ...) not worthy of trust or belief

"an untrustworthy person"

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

Definition 2: having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • her husband was unfaithful

(unfaithful is similar to ...) not faithful to a spouse or lover

"adulterous husbands and wives" "a two-timing boyfriend"

Definition 3: having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the faithless Benedict Arnold
  • a lying traitorous insurrectionist

Synonyms for unfaithful in the sense of this definition

(unfaithful is similar to ...) deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle

"disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

Definition 4: not trustworthy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an unfaithful reproduction

(unfaithful is similar to ...) not accurate

"an inaccurate translation" "the thermometer is inaccurate"

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