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disloyal

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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈlɔɪ(ə)l
 
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Definition of disloyal in English:

adjective

1Failing to be loyal to a person, country, or organization to which one has obligations: she was accused of being disloyal to the government
More example sentences
  • These boundaries determine who is in and out, pure and impure, and loyal and disloyal to the group ethos.
  • And it is not unpatriotic and not disloyal to dissent with the views of the President, or anyone else for that matter.
  • One may just be accused of being negative or even of being unpatriotic and disloyal to one's country.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a remark or thought) demonstrating a lack of loyalty: disloyal mutterings about his leadership
More example sentences
  • But sometimes when political capital is low, really, really low, when your own worshipers begin thinking disloyal thoughts, you have to pull out all the stops.
  • I immediately rebuked myself for the disloyal thought.
  • Clark tried not to entertain the disloyal thought that that might not be such a bad thing after all.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French desloial, from des- (expressing negation) + loial 'loyal'.

Derivatives

disloyally

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘I found it boring myself,’ he says, disloyally.
  • It was said there that a key factor in determining whether there was a breach of a fiduciary duty is a finding that the fiduciary acted disloyally in placing its interests ahead of the beneficiary's.
  • She was also accused of philistinism, particularly because of a remark she made at a private dinner party, disloyally leaked by a fellow guest.

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