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. --Milton.
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.
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.
n : the quality of being faithful [syn: fidelity] [ant: infidelity,