Definitions for: Loyal


[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"
[adj] steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"
[adj] inspired by love for your country



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
allegiance.

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
principle.

Your true and loyal wife. --Shak.

Unhappy both, but loyaltheir loves. --Dryden.

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

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