Definition of disloyal
: lacking in loyalty; also : showing an absence of allegiance, devotion, obligation, faith, or support his disloyal refusal to help his friend
disloyallyplay \-ˈlȯi-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of disloyal in a Sentence
It would be disloyal to abandon them.
we sensed that he was disloyal and would eventually turn on us
Recent Examples of disloyal from the Web
In a rapid-fire series of angry messages about the Russia investigation and reporting on its assorted twists and turns, Trump again accused the media and disloyal officials of conspiring against him.
In 2009, the nation’s largest appellate court ruled that employees are not liable under the antihacking law for accessing their employers’ computers for disloyal purposes.
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Origin and Etymology of disloyal
Middle English, from Anglo-French desleial, desloial, from des- dis- + leal loyal
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of disloyal
DISLOYAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disloyal for English Language Learners
: failing to support or be true to someone or something : not loyal or faithful to your friends, family, country, etc.
DISLOYAL Defined for Kids
Definition of disloyal for Students
: failing to support or be true disloyal friends
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