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Faithful vs. Fanatic

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Faithfuladjective

Loyal; adhering firmly to person or cause.

‘My dog is a very faithful dog: he doesn't like to be petted by anybody else.’;

Fanaticadjective

Fanatical.

Faithfuladjective

Having faith.

Fanaticadjective

(obsolete) Showing evidence of possession by a god or demon; frenzied, overzealous.

Faithfuladjective

Reliable; worthy of trust.

‘My servant is very faithful.’;

Fanaticnoun

A person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause, especially in religion.

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Faithfuladjective

Consistent with reality.

‘I would consider that a very faithful reproduction.’;

Fanaticadjective

Pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal; fanatic notions.

‘But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fastTo some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.’;

Faithfuladjective

Engaging in sexual relations only with one's spouse or long-term sexual partner.

‘They had been faithful to each other all of their married life.’;

Fanaticnoun

A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.

‘There is a new word, coined within few months, called fanatics, which, by the close stickling thereof, seemeth well cut out and proportioned to signify what is meant thereby, even the sectaries of our age.’; ‘Fanatics are governed rather by imagination than by judgment.’;

Faithfuladjective

(mathematics) Injective in specific contexts, e.g. of representations in representation or functors in category theory.

Fanaticnoun

a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause);

‘A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject’;

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Faithfulnoun

(in the plural) The practicing members of a religion or followers of a cause.

‘The faithful pray five times a day.’;

Fanaticadjective

marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea;

‘rabid isolationist’;

Faithfulnoun

Someone or something that is faithful or reliable.

Faithfuladjective

Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.

‘You are not faithful, sir.’;

Faithfuladjective

Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.

‘The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him.’;

Faithfuladjective

True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, by ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.

‘So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,Among the faithless, faithful only he.’;

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Faithfuladjective

Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation.

‘It is a faithful saying.’;

Faithfulnoun

any loyal and steadfast following

Faithfulnoun

a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

Faithfuladjective

steadfast in affection or allegiance;

‘years of faithful service’; ‘faithful employees’; ‘we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor’;

Faithfuladjective

marked by fidelity to an original;

‘a close translation’; ‘a faithful copy of the portrait’; ‘a faithful rendering of the observed facts’;

Faithfuladjective

not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend;

‘he remained faithful to his wife’;

Faithfuladjective

remaining loyal and steadfast

‘the city has always been faithful to the Conservative party’; ‘employees who had notched up decades of faithful service’;

Faithfuladjective

(of a spouse or partner) never having a sexual relationship with anyone else

‘her husband was faithful to her’;

Faithfuladjective

(of an object) reliable

‘my faithful compass’;

Faithfuladjective

true to the facts or the original

‘the film was faithful to the book’;

Faithfulnoun

those who are faithful to a particular religion or political party

‘a muezzin called the faithful to prayer’;

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