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faithfuladjective

uk   us   /ˈfeɪθ.fəl/

faithful adjective (LOYAL)

B2 firm and not changing in your friendship with or support for a person or an organization, or in your belief in your principles: a faithful friend They are faithful supporters of the Labour Party. His faithful old dog accompanied him everywhere he went.C2 If your husband, wife, or partner is faithful, he or she does not have a sexual relationship with anyone else: Was your wife faithful during your marriage? He was faithful to his wife throughout their 30-year marriage.remain faithful to sth to continue to support or follow something: He remained faithful to the regime when so many others spoke out against it. Despite persecution, she remained faithful to her beliefs.
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faithful adjective (ACCURATE)

true or not changing any of the details, facts, style, etc. of the original: She gave a faithful account of what had happened on that night. I have tried to keep my translation as faithful as possible to the original book.

faithful adjective (RELIGIOUS)

following a particular religion: faithful Christians faithful followers of Buddhism

faithfulnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfeɪθ.fəl/

faithful noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

someone who continues to support someone or something: He gave a rousing speech to a room full of party faithfuls (= faithful supporters of a political party).

faithfulnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈfeɪθ.fəl/
the faithful people who are always loyal to a particular group or organization, especially a political party: They asked for donations from the party faithful. the people who believe in a particular religion: We heard bells calling the faithful to prayer.
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