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good faith

noun
1.
accordance with standards of honesty, trust, sincerity, etc. (usually preceded by in):
If you act in good faith, he'll have no reason to question your motives.
Compare bad faith.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for good faith
  • He isn't intellectually honest or a debater in good faith.
  • Then you ignore these examples offered in good faith and manipulate your language to defend you own jaundiced view.
  • Because not debating in good faith is not debating at all.
  • Your best bet in this situation is to say that you bought the movies in good faith, believing them to be legitimate.
  • And there are many people out there who are willing to listen to logic and evidence, when presented reasonably and in good faith.
  • Many medications prescribed in good faith end up being abused in some way.
  • If you tried to answer the question in good faith you had already failed.
  • Unlike the other kind of polemical intellectual, he was always in good faith.
  • Most reader reports are prepared in good faith, and it would be a mistake to take the criticism personally.
  • Any reasonable business transaction involves good faith negotiation.
Idioms and Phrases with good faith

good faith

see under in bad faith
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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