faith Definition

  • 1complete trust or confidence in someone or something
  • 2strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof

Using faith: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "faith" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have faith in your abilities.

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    She has faith that everything will work out for the best.

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    His faith in God is unshakable.

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    The church teaches that faith can move mountains.

faith Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using faith

  • a decision to believe in something despite a lack of evidence or certainty


    He took a leap of faith and quit his job to start his own business.

  • unquestioning belief in something without evidence or proof


    She had blind faith in her doctor's ability to cure her illness.

  • belief in the goodness and potential of human beings


    Despite all the bad news, she still had faith in humanity and believed that people could make a positive difference in the world.

Phrases with faith

  • to remain loyal to one's beliefs or principles, especially during difficult times


    Even though they were losing the game, the fans continued to cheer and keep the faith.

  • to believe something without evidence or proof


    I had to take his word on faith that he would pay me back.

  • lose faith in someone/something

    to stop believing in someone or something that was previously trusted


    After the scandal, many people lost faith in the company's leadership.

Origins of faith

from Middle English 'feith', from Old French 'feid', from Latin 'fides'


Summary: faith in Brief

The term 'faith' [feɪθ] refers to complete trust or confidence in someone or something, or strong belief in God or religious doctrines. Examples include 'I have faith in your abilities,' and 'His faith in God is unshakable.' Phrases like 'keep the faith' denote loyalty to beliefs, while idioms like 'a leap of faith' describe decisions made without evidence or certainty.

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