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faithful
American English: /ˈfeɪθfəl/
British English: /ˈfeɪθfʊl/
, /ˈfeɪθf(ə)l/

Translation of faithful in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (loyal)
    (friend/follower/dog)
    to be faithful to somebody
    serle fiel a alguien
    to be faithful to one's promise
    ser fiel a su ( or mi etc) promesa
    Example sentences
    • It was a touching and poignant afternoon as friends gathered to show their respects to a man who had remained loyal and ever faithful to the ideals of Comhaltas.
    • He has remained a faithful and steadfast cheerleader for Langley, though he admits that the agency's image could do with some polishing.
    • Many people have given years of faithful service to Muintir Mhaigh Eo and have remained faithful to the ethos of the founding fathers of the Association all those years ago.
  • 2 (accurate)
    (account/report/copy)
    Example sentences
    • In journalistic usage, you shall be as accurate and balanced and fair, and as faithful to pinned-down facts, as you possibly can be.
    • People who make documentaries have to be faithful to the facts.
    • Despite some juggling of the sequence of events, ‘Ali’ is largely faithful to facts.

plural noun

the faithful
  • 1.1 (Religion) 1.2 (loyal followers) See examples: the party faithful
    los incondicionales
    los seguidores más fieles
    Example sentences
    • The responsibilities of the papacy today are daunting, and all realize that the bishop of Rome needs the prayers of the faithful.
    • This wholeness is about community, the community of the faithful that forms the church.
    • Pondering this commentary will stiffen the spine of the faithful for preaching, teaching, interpretation and life in the world.

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