Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

faithless

play
adjective faith·less \ˈfāth-ləs\

Simple Definition of faithless

  • : not able to be trusted

Full Definition of faithless

  1. 1 :  not true to allegiance or duty :  treacherous, disloyal <a faithless servant>

  2. 2 :  not to be relied on :  untrustworthy <a faithless tool>

faith·less·ly adverb
faith·less·ness noun

Examples of faithless

  1. <faithless friends who deserted him in his time of need>



14th Century

First Known Use of faithless

14th century

Synonym Discussion of faithless

faithless, false, disloyal, traitorous, treacherous, perfidious mean untrue to what should command one's fidelity or allegiance. faithless applies to any failure to keep a promise or pledge or any breach of allegiance or loyalty <faithless allies>. false stresses the fact of failing to be true in any manner ranging from fickleness to cold treachery <betrayed by false friends>. disloyal implies a lack of complete faithfulness to a friend, cause, leader, or country <disloyal to their country>. traitorous implies either actual treason or a serious betrayal of trust <traitorous acts punishable by death>. treacherous implies readiness to betray trust or confidence <a treacherous adviser>. perfidious adds to faithless the implication of an incapacity for fidelity or reliability <a perfidious double-crosser>.

Rhymes with faithless


FAITHLESS Defined for Kids

faithless

play
adjective faith·less \ˈfāth-ləs\

Definition of faithless

  1. :  not worthy of trust :  disloyal





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up faithless? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ