Definition of loyalty in English:

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loyalty

Pronunciation: /ˈlɔɪəlti/

noun (plural loyalties)

[mass noun]
1The quality of being loyal: his extreme loyalty to the Crown
More 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 loyalties
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  • 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.
Synonyms
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

Words that rhyme with loyalty

royalty

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