Definition of faithless in English:

faithless

Syllabification: faith·less
Pronunciation: /ˈfāTHlis
 
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adjective

1Disloyal, especially to a spouse or partner; untrustworthy: her faithless lover
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  • The treatment of faithless lovers and traitorous informers in outlaw lore suggests that not all Irish images of themselves were entirely positive.
  • As a teenager, her life was ruined by her faithless lover.
  • Everyone had a faithless lover who did you wrong, and usually blamed everything but free will.
Synonyms
unfaithful, disloyal, inconstant, false, untrue, adulterous, traitorous; fickle, flighty, untrustworthy, unreliable, undependable; deceitful, two-faced, double-crossing
informal cheating, two-timing, backstabbing
literary perfidious
2Without religious faith.
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  • Baudelaire said of him that he was the only artist who ‘in our faithless generation conceived religious pictures’.
  • God, he said, if you make me a rich man I'll spend all my time and all my wealth converting faithless heathens and praising your name.
  • But her indictment is limitless and encompasses orthodox faith as well as faithless practice.
Synonyms
unbelieving, nonbelieving, irreligious, disbelieving, agnostic, atheistic; pagan, heathen

Derivatives

faithlessly

adverb
More example sentences
  • According to others, Theseus faithlessly forsook her in the island, and different motives are given for this act of faithlessness.
  • But he behaved faithlessly to his ally; he only paid part of the money which he had promised for the troops.

faithlessness

noun
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  • The letter stated that her involvement in the resolution ‘demonstrated faithlessness in and disloyalty to the University and exhibited an unwillingness to work for the common good of the University.’
  • And the diseases of conceit are a familiar notion from the biblical tradition that goes along with its partner diseases of hubris, idolatry and faithlessness.
  • There is, there can be nothing endearing about faithlessness.

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