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faithless

[feyth-lis] /ˈfeɪθ lɪs/
adjective
1.
not adhering to allegiance, promises, vows, or duty:
the faithless behavior of Benedict Arnold.
2.
not trustworthy; unreliable.
3.
without trust or belief.
4.
being without religious faith.
5.
(among Christians) bereft of Christian faith.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English faithles. See faith, -less
Related forms
faithlessly, adverb
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  • The root cause of that sorry episode is the lack of official accountability spawned by a faithless, apathetic judiciary.
  • Mildred is taken from room to room, and one is held in suspense test she encounter her faithless husband.
  • Simple and faithless as a smile and shake of the hand.
  • The sea, he thought, had treasured its memories deeper than the faithless land.
  • He that trusts a faithless friend has a good witness against him.
  • And for want of this culture the soul of the community is sick and faithless.
British Dictionary definitions for faithless

faithless

/ˈfeɪθlɪs/
adjective
1.
unreliable or treacherous
2.
dishonest or disloyal
3.
having no faith or trust
4.
lacking faith, esp religious faith
Derived Forms
faithlessly, adverb
faithlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for faithless
adj.

c.1300, "unbelieving," from faith + -less. Meaning "insincere" is mid-14c. Related: Faithlessly; faithlessness.

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