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Etymology

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From Middle English feithfulnesse, equivalent to faithful +‎ -ness.

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Noun

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faithfulness (countable and uncountable, plural faithfulnesses)

  1. The state of being faithful.
    1. The state or act of keeping faith; constancy of support.
      Synonyms: allegiance, loyalty, fidelity
      • 1971, Kai-shek Chiang, 17:25 from the start, in Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek[1]:
        Traditional Chinese philosophy teaches us that in dealing with friends, we should be loyal and faithful. In all of our relations with friendly nations, we have been strictly adhering to these principles of loyalty and faithfulness. Of course, we expect friends to do the same to us.
    2. Consistency; exactness in copying or following.
      faithfulness to the original

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