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LOYAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does loyal mean? 

LOYAL (adjective)
  The adjective LOYAL has 3 senses:

1. steadfast in allegiance or duty
2. inspired by love for your country
3. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

  Familiarity information: LOYAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOYAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Steadfast in allegiance or duty

Context examples:

loyal subjects / loyal friends stood by him

Similar:

true-blue (marked by unswerving loyalty)

liege (owing or owed feudal allegiance and service)

leal (faithful and true)

hard-core; hardcore (intensely loyal)

doglike (resembling a dog; especially in devotion)

allegiant (steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government))

Also:

loyal; patriotic (inspired by love for your country)

Attribute:

loyalty; trueness (the quality of being loyal)

Antonym:

disloyal (deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle)


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Meaning:

Inspired by love for your country

Synonyms:

patriotic; loyal

Similar:

chauvinistic; flag-waving; jingoistic; nationalistic; superpatriotic; ultranationalistic (fanatically patriotic)

Also:

loyal (steadfast in allegiance or duty)


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Meaning:

Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

Synonyms:

truehearted; loyal; fast; firm

Context examples:

a firm ally / loyal supporters / the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe / fast friends

Similar:

faithful (steadfast in affection or allegiance)


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