/ ˈfeɪθfl; NAmE / adjective
faithful (to sb/sth) staying with or supporting a particular person, organization or belief
SYN loyal :
a faithful servant / friend / dog
He remained faithful to the ideals of the party.
She was rewarded for her 40 years' faithful service with the company.
I have been a faithful reader of your newspaper for many years.
the faithful noun [ pl. ] people who believe in a religion; the loyal supporters of a political party :
The president will keep the support of the party faithful .
( of a wife, husband or partner ) faithful (to sb) not having a sexual relationship with anyone else
faithful (to sth) true and accurate; not changing anything :
a faithful copy / account / description
His translation manages to be faithful to the spirit of the original.
[ only before noun ] able to be trusted; that you can rely on :
my faithful old car
► faith·ful·ness noun [ U ]:
faithfulness to tradition
She had doubts about his faithfulness.