false to one's obligations or allegiances; not loyal; faithless; treacherous.
- dis·loy·al·ist, noun
- dis·loy·al·ly, adverb
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How to use disloyal in a sentence
Yet it also sent those branded as disloyal to harsher conditions at the Tule Lake camp in California.How Eleanor Roosevelt Worked to Stop Her Husband Approving Japanese Internment Camps During World War II | Francine Uenuma | February 18, 2022 | Time
He felt Scull was disloyal — no longer a collector, but a profiteer.“I’ve Been Working My Ass Off for You to Make that Profit?” (Ep. 485) | Stephen J. Dubner | December 9, 2021 | Freakonomics
During World War I, a New York State law banned public schools from using textbooks containing material “disloyal to the United States.”'Critical Race Theory Is Simply the Latest Bogeyman.' Inside the Fight Over What Kids Learn About America's History | Olivia B. Waxman | June 24, 2021 | Time
We have been shocked by this corrupt system, where the most disloyal and inappropriate behavior is being repeated.
Mader even told the Swiss paper that he purposefully did not promote gay Swiss Guards out of fear that they would be disloyal.Vatican’s Pope-Protecting Swiss Guards Accused Of Secret Gay Lobby | Barbie Latza Nadeau | January 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the same time, the “Ted Cruz Republicans,” as King called them, had been consistently disloyal.Peter King: I Did My Best to Fight the Cruz Crazies | Michael Daly | October 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Disobedient businessmen, disloyal functionaries, and opposition activists—these are the “criminals” the Kremlin wishes to pursue.Putin Toys With Obama as Syria Burns and Snowden Runs Free | Garry Kasparov | July 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In other words, imagine being disloyal in a way that was not detectable by the people you were betraying.
His critics have seized on this interview to say Hagel harbors anti-Semitic notions about Jews being disloyal or foreign agents.
Desmond would not willingly confess himself disloyal, yet it is plain that he liked Queen Elizabeth best at a distance.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
The complainants had unwisely mixed the charge of disloyal speeches, etc., with Church innovations.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
The Nationalists have left no stone unturned in their efforts to prove that the northern Protestants are disloyal.Is Ulster Right? | Anonymous
I came up to a house yesterday where the Dutch farmer, who was known to be disloyal, had just been arrested and taken away.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
Mrs. Brookenham had repeatedly asked herself where in the world she might have found the money to be disloyal.The Awkward Age | Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for disloyal
not loyal or faithful; deserting one's allegiance or duty
- disloyally, adverb
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