[ sooth-fast, -fahst ]
/ ˈsuθˌfæst, -ˌfɑst /

adjective Archaic.

based on the truth; true.
truthful; veracious.

Nearby words

  1. soony,
  2. soot,
  3. sooterkin,
  4. sooth,
  5. soothe,
  6. soothfastly,
  7. soothing,
  8. soothingly,
  9. soothly,
  10. soothsay

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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.

    May-Day|Ralph Waldo Emerson

British Dictionary definitions for soothfast


/ (ˈsuːθˌfɑːst) /

adjective archaic

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper