The Faithful, the adherents of any system of religious belief; esp. used as an epithet of the followers of Mohammed.

Syn. — Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious; trustworthy.

Faith"ful*ly, adv. - Faith"ful*ness, n.

(Faith"less), a.

1. Not believing; not giving credit.

Be not faithless, but believing.
John xx. 27.

2. Not believing on God or religion; specifically, not believing in the Christian religion. Shak.

3. Not observant of promises or covenants.

4. Not true to allegiance, duty, or vows; perfidious; trecherous; disloyal; not of true fidelity; inconstant, as a husband or a wife.

A most unnatural and faithless service.

5. Serving to disappoint or deceive; delusive; unsatisfying. "Yonder faithless phantom." Goldsmith.

Faith"less*ly, adv.Faith"less*ness, n.

(Fai"tour) n. [OF. faitor a doer, L. factor. See Factor.] A doer or actor; particularly, an evil doer; a scoundrel. [Obs.]

Lo! faitour, there thy meed unto thee take.

(Fake) n. [Cf. Scot. faik fold, stratum of stone, AS. fæc space, interval, G. fach compartment, partition, row, and E. fay to fit.] (Naut.) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.

Faithed to Fall

(Faithed) a. Having faith or a faith; honest; sincere. [Obs.] "Make thy words faithed." Shak.

(Faith"ful) a.

1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.

You are not faithful, sir.
B. Jonson.

2. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.

The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him.
Deut. vii. 9.

3. True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, by ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.

So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,
Among the faithless, faithful only he.

4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation.

It is a faithful saying.
2 Tim. ii. 11.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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