soothfast

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English sothfast from Old English sōþfæst (true, trustworthy), from sōþ (true, sooth) + -fæst from fæst (firm, secure, fast). More at sooth, fast

AdjectiveEdit

soothfast

  1. actual
  2. real
  3. based on the truth, true; faithful; honest, veracious
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Why do not you [] bear leal and soothfast evidence in her behalf, as ye may with a clear conscience?

AdverbEdit

soothfast

  1. actually; truthfully
    I care not if the pomps you show be what they soothfast appear. --Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Last modified on 28 August 2013, at 15:25