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disloyalty

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noun dis·loy·al·ty \-ˈlȯi(-ə)l-tē\

Definition of disloyalty

  1. :  lack of loyalty



Examples of disloyalty in a sentence

  1. <she was greatly pained by her husband's disloyalty>

  2. <sexual abuse of a young person by a clergyman is usually regarded as the ultimate disloyalty>



15th Century

First Known Use of disloyalty

15th century


DISLOYALTY Defined for Kids

disloyalty

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noun dis·loy·al·ty \dis-ˈlȯi-əl-tē\

Definition of disloyalty for Students

plural

disloyalties

  1. 1 :  lack of faithfulness or support <The king suspected disloyalty in his advisor.>

  2. 2 :  an act that shows a lack of faithfulness or support <She was hurt by her friend's disloyalty.>





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