- the quality of being disloyal; lack of loyalty; unfaithfulness.
- violation of allegiance or duty, as to a government.
- a disloyal act.
Origin of disloyalty
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Related Wordsinfidelity, treason, treachery, sedition, double-dealing, falseness, falsity, perfidy, perfidiousness, violation, disaffection, deceitfulness, apostasy, inconstancy, recreancy
Examples from the Web for disloyalty
So does his comment about treason, which plugs into the mentality of those accusing the President of sedition and disloyalty.Paranoia Crept into American Political Life a Long Time Ago
October 19, 2014
There is no quicker career-killer than whispers of “disloyalty” to the partisan cause.Partisan Journalists Are Following the Money All Too Literally
November 14, 2012
The disloyalty meme is, I'd expect, going to get louder.They're popping neck veins already and it's only July.Desperate...in July
July 17, 2012
Dissent is disloyalty and punishable by either the threat of excommunication or electoral execution.Sen. Ben Nelson's Retirement Signals Twilight of Blue Dog Democrats
December 28, 2011
This is what happens when our politics starts to look like a cult—dissent is seen as disloyalty.GOP Would Have Had Better Shot in 2012 With Center-Right Pols Like Christie
December 2, 2011
If she still desired his friendship, there was no disloyalty to Sidney in giving it.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
It was the only thing to do, and yet it seemed almost like disloyalty to Malcolm Dunn.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
Could it be that Mercy—No; the idea of Mercy's disloyalty to him was really too ridiculous.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Papa is all out of sorts with what he terms the disloyalty of the people.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
The machine should tell you that I'm not doing so out of disloyalty.Security
Poul William Anderson
- the condition or an instance of being unfaithful or disloyal
Word Origin and History for disloyalty
early 15c., from Middle French desloyaulte, from Old French desloiaute, desleauté "disloyalty, faithlessness, marital infidelity," from desloial (see disloyal). Especially of allegiance to a state or sovereign since c.1600.