[sooth-fast, -fahst]

Origin of soothfast

before 900; Middle English sothfast, Old English sōthfæst. See sooth, fast1
Related formssooth·fast·ly, adverbsooth·fast·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of soothfast

  • I care not if the pomps you show Be what they soothfast appear, Or if yon realms in sunset glow Be bubbles of the atmosphere.


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

British Dictionary definitions for soothfast


adjective archaic
  1. truthful
  2. loyal; true

Word Origin for soothfast

from Old English sōthfæst; see sooth, fast 1
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Word Origin and History for soothfast

"truthful," Old English soðfæst "true, trustworthy, honest, just righteous;" see sooth (n.) + -fast. Related: Old English soðfæstnes "truthfulness, fairness, fidelity;" soðfæstlic "true, sincere;" soðfæstlice "truly, honestly."

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