Origin of loyal
Synonyms for loyal
Antonyms for loyal
Related Words for unloyaltricky, unreliable, slippery, incorrect, erroneous, inaccurate, unsound, spurious, apocryphal, distorted, mistaken, fictitious, specious, wrong, misleading, untruthful, deceptive, unfaithful, false, disaffected
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Historical Examples of unloyal
They repeatedly referred to the fact that God could cast them off if they were unloyal to him.
Word Origin for loyal
1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal "of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock," from Latin legalem, from lex "law." In most cases it has displaced Middle English leal, which is from the same French source. Sense development in English is feudal, via notion of "faithful in carrying out legal obligations." In a general sense (of dogs, lovers, etc.), from c.1600. As a noun meaning "those who are loyal" from 1530s (originally often in plural).