not adhering to allegiance, promises, vows, or duty: the faithless behavior of Benedict Arnold.
not trustworthy; unreliable.
without trust or belief.
being without religious faith.
(among Christians) bereft of Christian faith.
- faith·less·ly, adverb
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How to use faithless in a sentence
The election wasn’t close enough for even the entire slate to matter, but Congress debated the legality of faithless electors and ultimately voted against the challenge.GOP inches toward an unprecedented effort to overturn the 2020 election | Aaron Blake | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
They haven’t been a threat to the people’s will, but “faithless electors” exist, and there were seven in 2016—five Democrats and two Republicans voted for someone other than their party’s candidate.Follow along as battleground states tally presidential votes | John Kennedy | November 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
The electoral process and “faithless electors”Ah yes, the Electoral College.Follow along as battleground states tally presidential votes | John Kennedy | November 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
In 2016, a total of 10 electors cast faithless ballots, with seven—the highest since 1912—actually counting.Faithless electors could decide the tight 2020 election | Lance Lambert | November 4, 2020 | Fortune
A total of 10 electors cast faithless ballots in 2016, with seven—the highest since 1912—actually counting.The election night winner could get dumped by faithless electors | Lance Lambert | October 19, 2020 | Fortune
Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
faithless little Judy had shown her defection from Aunty Rosa already.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
In any case, after the first hours of bitterness, Tchaikovsky bore no grudge against the faithless lady.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
A faithless woman, if known to be such by the person concerned, is but faithless; if she is believed faithful, she is treacherous.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
He in turn obtained it from Cydalise and transmitted it to the faithless Valerie who died as also did her husband.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for faithless
unreliable or treacherous
dishonest or disloyal
having no faith or trust
lacking faith, esp religious faith
- faithlessly, adverb
- faithlessness, noun
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