noun (plural loyalties)[mass noun]
- 1The quality of being loyal: his extreme loyalty to the CrownMore example sentences
- Despite their ongoing loyalty to the museum, both are well aware of its limitations.
- Thus national loyalty is actually quite different from loyalty to a country.
- They have no loyalty to a ruling class that exploits them and represses them while claiming some higher unity.
- 1.1 [count noun] (often loyalties) A strong feeling of support or allegiance: rows with in-laws are distressing because they cause divided loyaltiesMore example sentences
allegiance, faithfulness, fidelity, obedience, fealty, adherence, homage, devotion, bond; trueness, true-heartedness; steadfastness, fastness, staunchness, dependability, reliability, trustiness, trustworthiness, duty, constancy, dedication, commitment; firmness, stability, steadiness; patriotism• archaic troth
- Meanwhile, younger fans lose interest quickly and often don't develop strong loyalties.
- All the talk before this match was of friendships strained and family loyalties divided.
- But at the base the state depends on people whose loyalties may waver at key moments.