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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
faith (noun)
1.
a) allegiance to duty or a person - loyalty
b) (1) to one's promises - fidelity
(2) sincerity of intentions
2.
a) (1) belief and trust in and loyalty to God
(2) belief in the traditional of a religion - doctrines
b) (1) firm belief in something for which there is no proof
(2) complete trust
3.
something that is believed especially with strong conviction , especially a system of religious beliefs - the Protestant faith belief
faith (verb)
transitive verb
archaic - believe trust
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
faith (noun)
1.
belief and trust in and loyalty to God
SYNONIMS:
devotion, piety, religion
RELATED WORDS:
devoutness, piousness, religiousness; adoration, reverence, veneration, worship; profession, protestation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disbelief, doubt, unbelief, unfaith; agnosticism, know-nothingism; apostasy, lapse, tergiversation
atheism, godlessness
faith (noun)
2.
a body of beliefs and practices regarding the supernatural and the worship of one or more deities
SYNONIMS:
credo, creed, cult, faith, persuasion
RELATED WORDS:
church, communion, denomination, sect; doctrine, dogma, theology; deism, heathenism, monotheism, paganism, pantheism, polytheism, theism
NEAR ANTONYMS:
agnosticism, know-nothingism; atheism, godlessness, nonbelief, secularism, unbelief
faith (noun)
3.
adherence to something to which one is bound by a pledge or duty
SYNONIMS:
adhesion, allegiance, attachment, commitment, constancy, dedication, devotedness, devotion, faith, faithfulness, fastness, fealty, loyalty, piety, steadfastness, troth
RELATED WORDS:
affection, fondness; determination, firmness, resolution; dependability, reliability, trustability, trustiness, trustworthiness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
alienation, disaffection, estrangement, separation
disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, inconstancy, infidelity, perfidiousness, perfidy, treachery, unfaithfulness
faith (noun)
4.
firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something
SYNONIMS:
confidence, credence, faith, stock
RELATED WORDS:
acceptance, assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety; credit, dependence ( dependance), hope, reliance
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; distrustfulness, doubt, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrustfulness, nonconfidence, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment
distrust, mistrust
faith (noun)
5.
mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon
SYNONIMS:
credence, credit, faith
RELATED WORDS:
axiom, law, precept, principle, tenet; assurance, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness; confidence, dependence ( dependance), reliance, trust; hope; doctrine, dogma, philosophy; dogmatism, fanaticism, insistence
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrust, mistrust, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty
disbelief, discredit, doubt, nonbelief, unbelief
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