Faithless vs Dishonest - What's the difference?

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Faithless is a related term of dishonest.

As adjectives the difference between faithless and dishonest

is that faithless is lacking faith; lacking belief in something while dishonest is not honest.




(en adjective)
  • Lacking faith; lacking belief in something.
  • * 1970 , Margaret Wade Campbell Deland, Old Chester Days , p. 58:
  • "You're so faithless about pills," he said, "that I'm not going to give you any."
  • Not believing in God, religion, or a comparable ideology.
  • Unfaithful; not of true fidelity; inconstant, as a husband or a wife.
  • * 1996 , Frederick Ahl, Hanna Roisman, The Odyssey re-formed , p. 283:
  • Menelaus, who fought to recover his faithless wife, has clearly rooted himself in Sparta for the remainder of his life...
  • Not observant of promises or covenants.
  • Not true to allegiance, duty, or vows; perfidious; treacherous; disloyal.
  • Serving to disappoint or deceive; delusive; unsatisfying.
  • Derived terms

    * faithless elector * faithlessly * faithlessness






    (en adjective)
  • Not honest.
  • Interfering with honesty.
  • (obsolete) Dishonourable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars
  • * Sir T. North
  • Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women].
  • (obsolete) Dishonoured; disgraced; disfigured.
  • * Dryden
  • Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, / Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.


    * honest