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soothfast

[sooth-fast, -fahst]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. based on the truth; true.
  2. truthful; veracious.
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Origin of soothfast

before 900; Middle English sothfast, Old English sōthfæst. See sooth, fast1
Related formssooth·fast·ly, adverbsooth·fast·ness, noun
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  • 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.

    May-Day

    Ralph Waldo Emerson


British Dictionary definitions for soothfast

soothfast

adjective archaic
  1. truthful
  2. loyal; true
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Word Origin

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

adj.

"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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