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Definition 1: the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action - [noun denoting act]

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

  • his long commitment to public service
  • they felt no loyalty to a losing team

Synonyms for loyalty in the sense of this definition

(loyalty is a kind of ...) joint operation or action

"their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

(... is a kind of loyalty ) loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole

(... is a kind of loyalty ) a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)

"his consecration to study"

(... is a kind of loyalty ) commitment to some purpose

"the devotion of his time and wealth to science"

(... is a kind of loyalty ) the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

(... is a kind of loyalty ) loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person

"keep the faith" "they broke faith with their investors"

Definition 2: the quality of being loyal - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for loyalty in the sense of this definition

(loyalty is a kind of ...) the quality of being faithful

(... is a kind of loyalty ) loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty

(... is a kind of loyalty ) the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

(... is a kind of loyalty ) love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

"they rode the same wave of popular patriotism" "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"

(... is a kind of loyalty ) loyalty to the interests of a particular region

(... are attributes of loyalty) steadfast in allegiance or duty

"loyal subjects" "loyal friends stood by him"

(... are attributes of loyalty) deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle

"disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

Definition 3: feelings of allegiance - [noun denoting feeling]

(loyalty is a kind of ...) a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

"his love for his work" "children need a lot of love"

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