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    disloyal

    Dear teachers,
    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    Could you please explain if there is any difference between 'unfaithful' and 'faithless'? Can I use 'faithless' in the following sentence ?

    He is disloyal to his family.

    No.2
    It is very peaceful in the woods.
    Could you please explain if I can use the word 'quiet' to replace 'peaceful'?



    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Last edited by jiang; 29-Oct-2007 at 09:57.

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    Re: disloyal

    1 I would say no in your example. 'Faithless' means without religious faith to me and 'unfaithful' means cheating sexually on someone.

    2 Yes

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    Re: disloyal

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    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. I got confused because in my dictionary it reads:
    1 not loyal and not able to be trusted

    2 not faithful sexually to your marriage partner or usual sexual partner:
    a faithless husband

    Could you please kindly explain how to understand the dictionary?

    Jiang





    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 I would say no in your example. 'Faithless' means without religious faith to me and 'unfaithful' means cheating sexually on someone.

    2 Yes

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    Re: disloyal

    Oxford agree with your dictionary;maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't use 'faithless' for sexual infidelity. AskOxford: faithless

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    Re: disloyal

    Dear Tdol,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Oxford agree with your dictionary;maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't use 'faithless' for sexual infidelity. AskOxford: faithless

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