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1. loyal

adjective. ['ˈlɔɪəl'] steadfast in allegiance or duty.

Synonyms

  • patriotic
  • loyalty
  • hard-core
  • hardcore
  • doglike
  • allegiant
  • leal
  • trueness
  • liege

Antonyms

  • unpatriotic
  • disloyalty
  • implicit
  • flexible

Etymology

  • loial (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • legalis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Loyal

  • royall
  • royal
  • joyal
  • doyel

How do you pronounce loyal?

Pronounce loyal as lɔɪəl.

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Sentences with loyal


1. Adjective
Employees often do not feel engaged and loyal to their employers with inadequate pay.

Quotes about loyal


1. There is no friend as loyal as a book.
- Ernest Hemingway

2. I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it's all very upfront. I can't hide it. I'm also loyal and I hope I'm fun.
- Nicole Kidman

3. And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
- Margaret Cavendish

2. loyal

adjective. ['ˈlɔɪəl'] unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.

Synonyms

  • truehearted
  • firm
  • fast

Antonyms

  • unfaithfulness
  • infidelity
  • competition
  • hate

Etymology

  • loial (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • legalis (Latin)

3. loyal

adjective. ['ˈlɔɪəl'] inspired by love for your country.

Synonyms

  • jingoistic
  • nationalistic
  • patriotic
  • ultranationalistic
  • superpatriotic
  • flag-waving

Antonyms

  • true
  • false
  • falsity
  • inexactness

Etymology

  • loial (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • legalis (Latin)
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