From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfaithfulfaith‧ful1 /ˈfeɪθfəl/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1[usually before noun]FAITHFULremainingloyal to a particular person, belief, politicalparty etc and continuing to support them 🔊 a faithful friend 🔊 years of faithful service to the company 🔊 our faithful family dog, Bogey 🔊 a faithful member of the churchfaithful to 🔊 He remained faithful to his principles to the last.2[usually before noun]TRUErepresenting an event or an image in a way that is exactly true or that looks exactly the same syn exact 🔊 a faithful account of what had happened 🔊 a faithful reproduction of the original picture3SEX/GENDERif you are faithful to your wife, boyfriend etc, you do not have a sexualrelationship with anyone elsefaithful to 🔊 Do you think Bob’s always been faithful to you?4[only before noun]able to be trusted or depended on syn reliable 🔊 my faithful old Toyota —faithfulness noun [uncountable]THESAURUSfaithful continuing to support a person, party, belief etc for a long timehis long and faithful service to the partyhis faithful servantHe remained faithful to his fatherland right to the end. She was one of the party’s most faithful and hard-working members.loyal supporting a particular person, party, set of beliefs, etc – used especially about someone you can can trust and depend on to support youa loyal friendloyal party membersThe women have remained loyal to the goals of the Communist Party.I am not blindly loyal. If I see something that I think is a mistake which could be handled better, I will say so. devoted strongly supporting someone or something because you admire them, love them, or enjoy what they dothe author’s devoted fansher devoted husbandstaunch [only before noun] a staunchsupporter, defender, or allyis very loyal, in spite of problems or difficultiesHe is a staunch supporter of the president.a staunch defender of civil libertiesthe US’s staunchest allysteadfast [usually before noun] a steadfastfriend or supporter is very loyal. Also used about someone’s support or serviceLewis was a generous and steadfast friend.the steadfast support of America's allies The Queen has set a shining example of steadfast service to her country.true faithful and loyal to someone, or to your beliefs, principles etc, even if there are problemsIn times like these you find out who your true friends are.He remained true to his socialist principles.She promised that she would always be true to him.patriotic feeling a lot of love and respect for your countryAmericans are very patriotic.His speech was full of patriotic rhetoric.
faithful• There were only a handful of old faithfuls at the meeting.• What has got into these old faithfuls?• Three points became one, but at least the faithful have something to cheer about and the revival might just be under way.• Some of the faithful have a theory.old faithfuls• What has got into these old faithfuls?