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adjective faithful pronunciation in American English /ˈfeɪθfəl/
  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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    3. c.
      used about a dog who behaves like a friend
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  2. 2
    showing or describing something in a way that is exactly correct

    a faithful reproduction of the original painting

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

    Ken has always been faithful to his wife.

  4. 4

    the faithful

    the people who support a particular political party, sports team, musician, etc.

    His enthusiasm has obviously appealed to the party faithful.

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faithfulness

noun [uncountable]
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