faithful - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    continuing to support someone or be their friend, even in a difficult situation
    a faithful friend/servant/follower:

    He had always been a faithful friend.

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    1. a.
      continuing to do or believe something, even in a difficult situation
      faithful to:

      He remained faithful to his beliefs.

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    2. b.
      used about someone’s actions

      Dr Still gave years of faithful service.

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  2. 2
    showing or describing something in a way that is exactly correct

    a faithful reproduction of the original painting

  3. 3
    not having sex with anyone other than your partner
    faithful to:

    Ken has always been faithful to his wife.

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noun [uncountable]
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