Faith - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |feɪθ|  American pronunciation of the word faith
Brit.  |feɪθ|  British pronunciation of the word faith

noun

- a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny(syn: religion)

he lost his faith but not his morality

- complete confidence in a person or plan etc(syn: trust)

he cherished the faith of a good woman

- an institution to express belief in a divine power(syn: religion)

a member of his own faith contradicted him

- loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person

keep the faith
they broke faith with their investors

Examples

His supporters have accepted his claims with blind faith.

Our faith in the government has been badly shaken by the recent scandals.

Lending him the money to start his own business was an act of faith.

It requires a giant leap of faith for us to believe that she is telling the truth.

Nothing is more important to her than her faith in God.

She says that her faith has given her the courage to deal with this tragedy.

He's very strong and he has a strong faith in God and the justice system.

She is a Buddhist by faith.

I still have faith in him.

'Have faith, Alexandra,' he said.

The public has lost faith in the government.

It's really helped restore my faith in human nature.

People from all faiths are welcome.

By my faith / in faith!

he lost his faith but not his morality

Word forms

noun
singular: faith
plural: faiths
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