disloyal

[ dis-loi-uhl ]
/ dɪsˈlɔɪ əl /

adjective

false to one's obligations or allegiances; not loyal; faithless; treacherous.

Nearby words

  1. dislimn,
  2. dislocate,
  3. dislocation,
  4. dislocation fracture,
  5. dislodge,
  6. disloyalty,
  7. dismal,
  8. dismal science,
  9. dismal swamp,
  10. dismally

Origin of disloyal

1470–80; < Middle French desloial, Old French desleal, equivalent to des- dis-1 + leal loyal

Related formsdis·loy·al·ist, noundis·loy·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for disloyal

disloyal

/ (dɪsˈlɔɪəl) /

adjective

not loyal or faithful; deserting one's allegiance or duty
Derived Formsdisloyally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for disloyal

disloyal

adj.

early 15c. (implied in disloyally), from Old French desloial, desleal (Modern French déloyal) "treacherous, false, deceitful," from des- (see dis-) + loial (see loyal).

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