Pronunciation: (fāth'ful),[key] —adj. 1. strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker. 2. true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.
3. steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends. 4. reliable, trusted, or believed.
5. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy. 6. Obs.full of faith; believing.
—n. the faithful, a. the believers, esp. members of a Christian church or adherents of Islam.
b. the body of loyal members of any party or group.