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faith

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of faith

  1. 1 belief and trust in and loyalty to God <a people who are known for their strong and steadfast faith> Synonyms devotion, piety, religion Related Words devoutness, piousness, religiousness; adoration, reverence, veneration, worship; profession, protestation Near Antonyms disbelief, doubt, unbelief, unfaith; agnosticism, know-nothingism; apostasy, lapse, tergiversation Antonyms atheism, godlessness

  2. 2 a body of beliefs and practices regarding the supernatural and the worship of one or more deities <the city of Jerusalem is sacred to three faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism> Synonyms credo, creed, cult, religion, persuasionRelated Words church, communion, denomination, sect; doctrine, dogma, theology; deism, heathenism, monotheism, paganism, pantheism, polytheism, theismNear Antonyms agnosticism, know-nothingism; atheism, godlessness, nonbelief, secularism, unbelief

  3. 3 adherence to something to which one is bound by a pledge or duty <after they had to declare bankruptcy, the family found out how much faith their friends had> Synonyms adhesion, allegiance, attachment, commitment, constancy, dedication, devotedness, devotion, fidelity, faithfulness, fastness, fealty, loyalty, piety, steadfastness, trothRelated Words affection, fondness; determination, firmness, resolution; dependability, reliability, trustability, trustiness, trustworthinessNear Antonyms alienation, disaffection, estrangement, separationAntonyms disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, inconstancy, infidelity, perfidiousness, perfidy, treachery, unfaithfulness

  4. 4 firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something <never having had much faith in banks, the old miser kept his money under the mattress> Synonyms confidence, credence, trust, stockRelated Words acceptance, assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety; credit, dependence (also dependance), hope, relianceNear Antonyms disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; distrustfulness, doubt, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrustfulness, nonconfidence, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionmentAntonyms distrust, mistrust

  5. 5 mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon <she has complete faith that the universe is controlled by a benevolent Supreme Being with a master plan> Synonyms credence, credit, beliefRelated Words axiom, law, precept, principle, tenet; assurance, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness; confidence, dependence (also dependance), reliance, trust; hope; doctrine, dogma, philosophy; dogmatism, fanaticism, insistenceNear Antonyms distrust, mistrust, skepticism, suspicion, uncertaintyAntonyms disbelief, discredit, doubt, nonbelief, unbelief




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