faith - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] strong belief in or trust of someone or something
    have faith in:

    I’m delighted to know you have such faith in me.

    lose faith in:

    The public have lost faith in what the government is doing.

    put your faith in (=decide to trust someone or something):

    Maybe we put too much faith in doctors and medicine.

    restore/destroy your faith in:

    The attack has destroyed his faith in humankind.

    blind (=unreasonable) faith:

    They seemed to accept everything he said with blind faith.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] belief in a god or gods
    faith in:

    Faith in God helped him through his illness.

  3. 3
    [countable] a religion
    the Christian/Jewish/Muslim etc faith:

    a person of the Jewish faith

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