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loyal

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔɪəl
 
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Definition of loyal in English:

adjective

Giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution: he remained loyal to the government loyal service
More example sentences
  • Followers electing a king were also proclaiming themselves as his loyal supporters.
  • Don't get me wrong, that's not meant as a criticism of those loyal fans who turned up to watch the game.
  • Many of his most loyal backers have now left the Commons and, at 65, his age is now an issue.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, via Old French loial from Latin legalis (see legal).

Derivatives

loyally

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adverb
Example sentences
  • They continue to do their job loyally and faithfully.
  • Mary recalls edging nervously into the venue's makeshift temple, loyally carrying a letter for Paul which her friend Christa had entrusted to her.
  • For 24 years, he belonged to the Indonesian military, which loyally followed the president's orders.

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