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faith

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1 belief and trust in and loyalty to God

  • a people who are known for their strong and steadfast faith
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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
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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
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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
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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
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article of faith

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belief, faith, credence, credit mean assent to the truth of something offered for acceptance. belief may or may not imply certitude in the believer.
    • my belief that I had caught all the errors
faith almost always implies certitude even where there is no evidence or proof.
    • an unshakable faith in God
credence suggests intellectual assent without implying anything about grounds for assent.
    • a theory now given credence by scientists
credit may imply assent on grounds other than direct proof.
    • gave full credit to the statement of a reputable witness


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