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loyal

loy·al

loyal

 
 
pronunciation:
loI l
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: showing steady adherence, service, or faithfulness, as to a government, group, person, ideal, or the like.
A loyal friend wouldn't spread rumors about you behind your back.As a loyal party member, he felt it was his duty to carry out the party's requests.They said he couldn't be trusted, but I knew he was loyal to the gang.
synonyms:
dedicated, faithful, steadfast, true, truehearted
antonyms:
apostate, disloyal, insurgent, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful
similar words:
constant, dependable, devoted, dutiful, fast, good, obedient, patriotic, reliable, staunch, true-blue, trustworthy, trusty
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derivation: loyally (adv.)