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Faith

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Interjection, Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

Faithn. [OE. feith, fayth, fay, OF. feid, feit, fei, F. foi, fr. L. fides; akin to fidere to trust, Gr. pei`qein to persuade. The ending th is perhaps due to the influence of such words as truth, health, wealth. See Bid, Bide, and cf. Confide, Defy, Fealty.].
  •  Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.  [1913 Webster]
    "Faith, that is, fidelity, -- the fealty of the finite will and understanding to the reason."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.  [1913 Webster]
    "Without faith it is impossible to please him [God]."  [1913 Webster]
    "The faith of the gospel is that emotion of the mind which is called “trust” or “confidence” exercised toward the moral character of God, and particularly of the Savior."  [1913 Webster]
    "Faith is an affectionate, practical confidence in the testimony of God."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.  [1913 Webster]
    "Which to believe of her,
    Must be a faith that reason without miracle
    Could never plant in me.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.  [1913 Webster]
    "Children in whom is no faith."  [1913 Webster]
    "Whose failing, while her faith to me remains,
    I should conceal.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.  [1913 Webster]
    "For you alone
    I broke me faith with injured Palamon.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Credibility or truth.  [1913 Webster]
    "The faith of the foregoing narrative."  [1913 Webster]
Act of faith. See Auto-da-fé. -- Breach of faith, Confession of faith, etc. See under Breach, Confession, etc. -- Faith cure, a method or practice of treating diseases by prayer and the exercise of faith in God. -- In good faith, with perfect sincerity.
Faithinterj. 
     By my faith; in truth; verily.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Faith, n.
1 complete trust or confidence.
2 firm belief, esp. without logical proof.
3 a a system of religious belief (the Christian faith). b belief in religious doctrines. c spiritual apprehension of divine truth apart from proof. d things believed or to be believed.
4 duty or commitment to fulfil a trust, promise, etc. (keep faith).
5 (attrib.) concerned with a supposed ability to cure by faith rather than treatment (faith-healing).

Idiom
bad faith intent to deceive. good faith honesty or sincerity of intention.
Etymology
ME f. AF fed f. OF feid f. L fides

DEVIL DICTIONARY

Faith

n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

THESAURUS

Faith

Weltanschauung, abandon, acceptation, acception, acquiescence, activity, adherence, adherents, adhesion, adoration, allegiance, apostolic faith, ardency, ardor, arrogance, articles of religion, aspiration, assumption, assurance, assured faith, assuredness, attachment, avouch, avouchment, belief, bona fides, bond, bonne foi, campaign, cardinal virtues, catechism, cause, certainty, certitude, charity, cheerful expectation, church, churchgoing, class, cocksureness, commitment, committedness, communion, compliance, confession, confidence, confidentness, conformity, connection, consecration, constancy, conviction, courage, credence, credenda, credit, credo, credulity, creed, crusade, cult, cultism, dedication, denomination, dependence, desire, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, disciples, doctrinal statement, doctrine, dogma, doomed hope, drive, duteousness, dutifulness, duty, earnestness, expectation, fair prospect, faithfulness, fealty, fervency, fervent hope, fervidness, fervor, fidelity, fire, firmness, followers, formulated belief, fortitude, good cheer, good faith, good hope, gospel, great cause, great expectations, guarantee, heartiness, heat, heatedness, high hopes, homage, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, hubris, ideology, impassionedness, intensity, intentness, interest, ism, issue, justice, lifework, love, love of God, loyalty, mass movement, movement, natural virtues, oath, obedience, obediency, obligation, observance, old-time religion, order, orthodoxy, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, parole, passion, passionateness, persuasion, pietism, piety, piousness, pledge, plight, poise, political faith, political philosophy, pomposity, positiveness, prayerful hope, presumption, pride, primitive faith, principle, promise, prospect, prospects, prudence, reason for being, reception, reliance, reliance on, religion, religionism, religious belief, religious faith, religiousness, resolution, reverence, sanguine expectation, school, sect, security, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-importance, self-reliance, seriousness, service, servility, servitium, settled belief, sincerity, solemn declaration, spirit, staunchness, steadfastness, stock, store, subjective certainty, submission, submissiveness, suit and service, suit service, supernatural virtues, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, system of belief, system of beliefs, teaching, temperance, tenets, the faith, theism, theological virtues, theology, tie, tradition, troth, true blue, true faith, trueness, trust, vehemence, veneration, vow, warmth, warranty, well-grounded hope, willingness, word, word of honor, world view, worship, worshipfulness, zeal

ROGET THESAURUS

Faith

Piety

N piety, religion, theism, faith, religiousness, holiness, saintship, religionism, sanctimony, reverence, humility, veneration, devotion, prostration, grace, unction, edification, sanctity, sanctitude, consecration, spiritual existence, odor of sanctity, beauty of holiness, theopathy, beatification, adoption, regeneration, conversion, justification, sanctification, salvation, inspiration, bread of life, Body and Blood of Christ, believer, convert, theist, Christian, devotee, pietist, the good, the righteous, the just, the believing, the elect, Saint, Madonna, Notre Dame, Our Lady, the children of God, the children of the Kingdom, the children of the light, pious, religious, devout, devoted, reverent, godly, heavenly- minded, humble, pure, holy, spiritual, pietistic, saintly, saint-like, seraphic, sacred, solemn, believing, faithful, Christian, Catholic, elected, adopted, justified, sanctified, regenerated, inspired, consecrated, converted, unearthly, not of the earth, ne vile fano, pure-eyed Faith, thou hovering angel girt with golden wings.

Hope

N hope, hopes, desire, fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance, faith, affiance, assurance, secureness, security, reassurance, good omen, good auspices, promise, well grounded hopes, good prospect, bright prospect, clear sky, assumption, presumption, anticipation, hopefulness, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration, optimist, utopian, utopist, castles in the air, castles in Spain, chateaux en Espagne, le pot aut lait, Utopia, millennium, day dream, golden dream, dream of Alnaschar, airy hopes, fool's paradise, mirage, fond hope, beam of hope, ray of hope, gleam of hope, glimmer of hope, flash of hope, dawn of hope, star of hope, cheer, bit of blue sky, silver lining, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora's box, balm in Gilead, light at the end of the tunnel, anchor, sheet anchor, mainstay, staff, heaven, hoping, in hopes, hopeful, confident, secure, sanguine, in good heart, buoyed up, buoyant, elated, flushed, exultant, enthusiastic, heartsome, utopian, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, fearless, free from fear, free from suspicion, free from distrust, free from despair, exempt from fear, exempt from suspicion, exempt from distrust, exempt from despair, undespairing, self reliant, probable, on the high road to, within sight of shore, within sight of land, promising, propitious, of promise, full of promise, of good omen, auspicious, de bon augure, reassuring, encouraging, cheering, inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose, rose-colored, hopefully, Int, God speed!, nil desperandum, never say die, dum spiro spero, latet scintillula forsan, all is for the best, spero meliora, every cloud has a silver lining, the wish being father to the thought, hope told a flattering tale, rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis, at spes non fracta, ego spem prietio non emo, un Dieu est ma fiance, hope! thou nurse of young desire, in hoc signo spes mea, in hoc signo vinces, la speranza e il pan de miseri, l'esperance est le songe d'un homme eveille, the mighty hopes that make us men, the sickening pang of hope deferred.

Probity

N probity, integrity, rectitude, uprightness, honesty, faith, honor, bonne foi, good faith, bona fides, purity, clean hands, fairness, fair play, justice, equity, impartiality, principle, even-handedness, grace, constancy, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, incorruption, incorruptibility, trustworthiness, truth, candor, singleness of heart, veracity, tender conscience, punctilio, delicacy, nicety, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, scruple, point, point of honor, punctuality, dignity, (repute), respectability, respectableness, gentilhomme, gentleman, man of honor, man of his word, fidus Achates, preux chevalier, galantuomo, truepenny, trump, brick, true Briton, white man, court of honor, a fair field and no favor, argumentum ad verecundiam, upright, honest, honest as daylight, veracious, virtuous, honorable, fair, right, just, equitable, impartial, evenhanded, square, fair and aboveboard, open and aboveboard, white, constant, constant as the northern star, faithful, loyal, staunch, true, true blue, true to one's colors, true to the core, true as the needle to the pole, marble-constant, true- hearted, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word, to be depended on, incorruptible, straightforward, frank, candid, open-hearted, conscientious, tender-conscienced, right-minded, high-principled, high-minded, scrupulous, religious, strict, nice, punctilious, correct, punctual, respectable, reputable, gentlemanlike, inviolable, inviolate, unviolated, unbroken, unbetrayed, unbought, unbribed, innocent, pure, stainless, unstained, untarnished, unsullied, untainted, unperjured, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, undepraved, undebauched, integer vitae scelerisque purus, justus et tenax propositi, chivalrous, jealous of honor, sans peur et sans reproche, high-spirited, supramundane, unworldly, other-worldly, overscrupulous, honorable, bona fide, on the square, in good faith, honor bright, foro conscientiae, with clean hands, a face untaught to feign, bene qui latuit bene vixit, mens sibi conscia recti, probitas laudatur et alget, fidelis ad urnam, his heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth, loyaute m'oblige, loyaute n'a honte, what stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?.

Belief

N belief, credence, credit, assurance, faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation, dependence on, reliance on, persuasion, conviction, convincement, plerophory, self- conviction, certainty, opinion, mind, view, conception, thinking, impression, surmise, conclusion, tenet, dogma, principle, way of thinking, popular belief, firm belief, implicit belief, settled belief, fixed rooted deep- rooted belief, staunch belief, unshaken belief, steadfast belief, inveterate belief, calm belief, sober belief, dispassionate belief, impartial belief, well-founded belief, firm opinion, implicit opinion, settled opinion, fixed rooted deep-rooted opinion, staunch opinion, unshaken opinion, steadfast opinion, inveterate opinion, calm opinion, sober opinion, dispassionate opinion, impartial opinion, well-founded opinion, uberrima fides, system of opinions, school, doctrine, articles, canons, article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, tenets, credenda, creed, thirty-nine articles, catechism, assent, propaganda, credibility, believing, certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure, satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure, under the impression, impressed with, imbued with, penetrated with, confiding, suspectless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, void of suspicion, credulous, wedded to, believed, accredited, putative, unsuspected, worthy of, deserving of, commanding belief, credible, reliable, trustworthy, to be depended on, satisfactory, probably, fiducial, fiduciary, persuasive, impressive, relating to belief, doctrinal, in the opinion of, in the eyes of, me judice, meseems, methinks, to the best of one's belief, I dare say, I doubt not, I have no doubt, I am sure, sure enough, depend upon, rely upon it, be assured, rest assured, I'll warrant you, experto crede, fata viam invenient, Justitiae soror incorrupta Fides, live to explain thy doctrine by thy life, stands not within the prospect of belief, tarde quae credita laedunt credimus, vide et crede.


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