Torin/Darren WhoEver (wolfieboy) wrote,
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fidelity as compared to loyalty

So, I took the Dark is Rising quiz from gwynraven:

You are Barney!
Barney

Which 'The Dark Is Rising' Sequence Main Character Are You?
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One of the questions asked was "The greatest virtue is" and two of the choices were 'Fidelity' and 'Loyalty'. I'd never thought of comparing the two before and pondered. I tried the dictionary and many of the definitions equated the two. The only place the two of them differed was in the last of several definitions. Fidelity had a sense of "Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty." while Loyalty had a sense of "the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action". Subtle differences but nuances sometimes can make a difference.
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