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noun faith pronunciation in American English /feɪθ/
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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
    Religious faith expresses itself in a variety of forms.
    faith in: Faith in God helped him through his illness.
  3. 3
    [countable] a religion
    people of many different faiths
    the Christian/Jewish/Muslim etc. faith: a person of the Jewish faith


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