Faith Definition. What does Faith mean?

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Faith Definition

When we talk about faith, we can think of religion. Religious people believe that there is god even though they have not seen or touched god. However, faith is not just about god or any religion. Faith is a complete trust in someone or something that cannot be explicitly proved.

If a person is in a relationship, and they believe that the person they are in a relationship with won’t hurt them, the feeling that they have is also faith. Faith and trust are related to each other, but faith has deeper meaning.

When we trust someone, we have solid proof that the person is trustworthy, it can be based on their character or our experience with them. When we have faith in someone, we totally believe that they don’t harm or hurt us even when we don’t know fully know them.

Examples: Faith in a sentence

  • I have faith that our life will be even greater in the future.
  • Susie got married after 2 weeks of dating. I asked her why she married him too son, and she said she has a lot of faith in him.

Dialog:

Susie: Hi Pam. We have not seen each other in ages, and I have some great news. I am getting married next month! I hope you can come on my wedding.

Pamela: No way! The last time I heard from you was last year and you said you were single. So, when did you meet him?

Susie: I met him a month ago and after two weeks of dating, we decided to settle down.

Pamela:Β I’m happy for you, but what made you decide to get married? I know we are not getting any younger, and it’s not my place to lecture you, but marriage is not that easy.

Susie:Β Well, we strongly believe that we are perfect for each other, and it was fate that brought us together. Besides, I have a lot of faith in him. It’s hard to explain, but I feel so safe and happy being with him, and he feels the same to me.

Pamela: Wow, I am speechless. I don’t have much faith in men. Anyways, I am happy for you. See you on your wedding.

Other words you can create from faith include:

Faithful: is an adjective that is used to describe someone who has continuously supported a person, a thing or any belief system for a long time.

Faithfulness: is a noun that refers to the concept of remaining loyal to someone or something.

Faithfully: is an adverb that is used to describe an action that is done in a faithful manner.

Faith healing: is a belief that prayer can heal illnesses. People usually pray and do some gestures to cure any kind of disease as they believe that god can heal everything.

Faith healer: is someone that practices faith healing.

Multi-faith:Β is used to describe someone who has a variety of religions.

Interfaith: an organization or a gathering that involves people from different religions.

Collocations:

Remained faithful: Someone who has had faith in a person, a thing or a religious belief for a long time.

Old faithful: Something that has been existed or used for a long time, especially when it is something you can rely on.

Related phrasal verbs:

Reliance on: trust on someone or something.

Dependence on: reliance on someone or something for financial support.

In faith: indeed; truly.Β 

Related idioms:

In good faith: It is a sincere intention to be fair, open, and honest, regardless of the outcome of the interaction. When we say something is done in good faith, it means it is done with utmost sincerity and honesty.

  • You should act in good faith when you deal with clients.

Bad Faith: An intention to deceive; lack of honesty and trust.

  • He said that the deal was done in bad faith. I didn’t believe it until I saw that our company is losing a lot of money.

Leap of faith: It is an act of believing something that is not easily believed. It is making a β€œblind leap”, relying only on faith and not on common sense.

  • Buying stuff online can sometimes be a leap of faith, especially when the seller is unknown.

Act of faith: AnΒ act that shows or tests a person’s convictions; doing something that shows you have hope for a positive outcome.

  • I am passionate in cooking and it is an act of faith to open my own restaurant but I will do it soon.

Blind faith: AΒ belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination.

  • A friend said that it was his blind faith that made him pay for a product he didn’t even see, beside the fact that the model was very pretty.

Here are some synonyms of the word faith:

Trust

Belief

Confidence

Conviction

Optimism

Hopefulness

Hope

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