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[ loi-uhl ]


  1. faithful to one's sovereign, government, or state:

    a loyal subject.

    Synonyms: patriotic

    Antonyms: treacherous, faithless, disloyal, treasonous, traitorous

  2. faithful to one's oath, commitments, or obligations:

    to be loyal to a vow.

    Synonyms: true, steadfast, staunch, devoted, constant

  3. faithful to any leader, party, or cause, or to any person or thing conceived as deserving fidelity:

    a loyal friend.

  4. characterized by or showing faithfulness to commitments, vows, allegiance, obligations, etc.:

    loyal conduct.


/ ˈlɔɪəl /


  1. having or showing continuing allegiance
  2. faithful to one's country, government, etc
  3. of or expressing loyalty

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Derived Forms

  • ˈloyally, adverb
  • ˈloyalness, noun
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Other Words From

  • loyal·ly adverb
  • loyal·ness noun
  • non·loyal adjective
  • non·loyal·ly adverb
  • over·loyal adjective
  • over·loyal·ly adverb
  • quasi-loyal adjective
  • quasi-loyal·ly adverb
  • super·loyal adjective
  • super·loyal·ly adverb
  • un·loyal adjective
  • un·loyal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of loyal1

First recorded in 1525–35; from Middle French, Old French loial, lei(a)l, from Latin lēgālis legal
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Word History and Origins

Origin of loyal1

C16: from Old French loial, leial, from Latin lēgālis legal
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Example Sentences

Send garnered good reach, a loyal audience and real signs of value throughout its life.

Of course, the main goal at BoFu is to convert those leads you’ve captured earlier into loyal customers.

This way, you might be able to gain some business through the means of their loyal fanbase.

Influencers are able to do that because they have very loyal followings.

From Fortune

Amy Luca, chief executive at influencer marketing company TheAmplify, said Instagram will face a challenge in luring loyal TikTok fans away from the app.

From Digiday

What matters is being honest, humble, and a faithful and loyal friend, father and member of your community.

“Edwin Morris Kocurek is a hard-working and loyal employee,” said his first evaluation, obtained through an open-records request.

Neither was there a return to the loyal but small ghetto of Charter 77.

Now the Kremlin will assign more loyal people to rule the region, mostly military leaders.

It is this very sensitive issue that has galvanized widespread resistance from previously loyal campesinos.

It was Carmena, every nerve of her loyal nature on the alert to baffle this pursuer of Alessandro and Ramona.

During the summer of 1862 between forty and fifty thousand loyal State militia were organized.

Major Abbott and his brother officers, trying to keep their men loyal, stood fast and listened to the distant turmoil in the city.

I have dared to relate this to your Majesty because of my zeal as a loyal vassal, and as one who looks at things dispassionately.

The poor like the Queen personally, and like to gaze at royal pageantry; but they are not fanatically loyal.





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