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Definition 1: steadfast in allegiance or duty - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where loyal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • loyal subjects
  • loyal friends stood by him

(loyal is similar to ...) steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government)

"it is impossible to be allegiant to two opposing forces"

(loyal is similar to ...) resembling a dog; especially in devotion

"a doglike affection"

(loyal is similar to ...) intensely loyal

"his hard-core supporters"

(loyal is similar to ...) faithful and true

"leal to the core of her intrepid Scottish heart"

(loyal is similar to ...) owing or owed feudal allegiance and service

"one's liege lord" "a liege subject"

(loyal is similar to ...) marked by unswerving loyalty

"a true-blue American" "a reliable true-blue country club conservative"

(means also ...) inspired by love for your country

(... are attributes of loyal) the quality of being loyal

Definition 2: inspired by love for your country - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for loyal in the sense of this definition

(loyal is similar to ...) fanatically patriotic

(means also ...) steadfast in allegiance or duty

"loyal subjects" "loyal friends stood by him"

Definition 3: unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where loyal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a firm ally
  • loyal supporters
  • the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe
  • fast friends

Synonyms for loyal in the sense of this definition

(loyal is similar to ...) steadfast in affection or allegiance

"years of faithful service" "faithful employees" "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"

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