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

adjective Archaic.

based on the truth; true.
truthful; veracious.


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Words nearby soothfast

Origin of soothfast

before 900; Middle English sothfast, Old English sōthfæst. See sooth, fast1


sooth·fast·ly, adverbsooth·fast·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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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