Definition of loyal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɔɪəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔɪəl//
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loyal (to somebody/something) remaining faithful to somebody/something and supporting them or it synonym true a loyal friend/supporter She has always remained loyal to her political principles. opposite disloyal Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, via Old French loial from Latin legalis, from lex, leg- ‘law’.Extra examples The troops remained loyal to the president. a fiercely loyal friend his steadfastly loyal friend, Annie He is one of the president’s most loyal supporters. She has been a good and loyal friend to me. The staff were intensely loyal and hard-working.
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