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Meaning of LOYAL

Pronunciation:  'loyul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"
  2. [adj]  steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"
  3. [adj]  inspired by love for your country

LOYAL is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: allegiant, chauvinistic, doglike, faithful, fast(a), firm, flag-waving(a), hardcore, hard-core, jingoistic, leal, liege, nationalistic, superpatriotic, true-blue, truehearted, ultranationalistic
 Antonyms: disloyal, unpatriotic
 See Also: loyal, patriotic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Loy"al\, a. [F. loyal, OF. loial, leial, L. legalis, fr.
lex, legis, law. See {Legal}, and cf. {Leal}.]
1. Faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; faithful
   and true to the lawful government; faithful to the prince
   or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in

         Welcome, sir John ! But why come you in arms ? - To
         help King Edward in his time of storm, As every
         loyal subject ought to do.            --Shak.

2. True to any person or persons to whom one owes fidelity,
   especially as a wife to her husband, lovers to each other,
   and friend to friend; constant; faithful to a cause or a

         Your true and loyal wife.             --Shak.

         Unhappy both, but loyaltheir loves.   --Dryden.

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