[ feyth-lis ]
/ ˈfeɪθ lɪs /


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.

Origin of faithless

First recorded in 1250–1300, faithless is from the Middle English word faithles. See faith, -less
Related formsfaith·less·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for faithless


/ (ˈfeɪθlɪs) /


unreliable or treacherous
dishonest or disloyal
having no faith or trust
lacking faith, esp religious faith
Derived Formsfaithlessly, adverbfaithlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for faithless



c.1300, "unbelieving," from faith + -less. Meaning "insincere" is mid-14c. Related: Faithlessly; faithlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper