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soothfast

[sooth-fast, -fahst] /ˈsuθˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
based on the truth; true.
2.
truthful; veracious.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English sothfast, Old English sōthfæst. See sooth, fast1
Related forms
soothfastly, adverb
soothfastness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for soothfast

soothfast

/ˈsuːθˌfɑːst/
adjective (archaic)
1.
truthful
2.
loyal; true
Word Origin
from Old English sōthfæst; see sooth, fast1
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Word Origin and History for soothfast
adj.

"truthful," Old English soðfæst "true, trustworthy, honest, just righteous;" see sooth (n.) + -fast. Related: Old English soðfæstnes "truthfulness, fairness, fidelity;" soðfæstlic "true, sincere;" soðfæstlice "truly, honestly."

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