Definition of disloyalty
: lack of loyalty
Examples of disloyalty in a Sentence
she was greatly pained by her husband's disloyalty
sexual abuse of a young person by a clergyman is usually regarded as the ultimate disloyalty
Recent Examples of disloyalty from the Web
Abbott, who implemented a policy -- still officially backed by Turnbull -- that Australians should first have a non-binding vote on marriage equality, accused Pyne of disloyalty.
An employer has no claim for disloyalty against an employee who, on the employee’s own time and using the employee’s own resources, seeks another job or even takes preparatory steps to compete against his current employer.
But when inauguration day comes, Frank double-crosses Usher and Romero, and vows not to increase Medicare funding, and explains to Usher that Romero's disloyalty to Frank during the election process will not be rewarded.
There is not a squeak of public disloyalty from her own politicians, and -- unlike her counterpart in the White House -- her chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill run a tight ship in Downing Street, where no one dares leak against her.
Gang members believed to have shown disloyalty, members of rival gangs or anyone who is perceived to have slighted the gang are potential targets for killings.
Venezuela's unraveling is claiming more victims, this time a government minister scapegoated for the country's deteriorating health situation and military officials suspected of disloyalty to the regime.
Munoz’s hiring raises questions about the Trump administration’s vetting of political appointees, which has been both slow and spotty, with multiple incidents of staff being fired only weeks into their jobs, including for disloyalty to Trump.
Yet I was also repulsed by the idea of becoming an American citizen, which in my mind was tantamount to a selling-out of sorts, and also a sign of disloyalty to my tribe and my country of origin, Ghana.
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Definition of disloyalty for Students
1 : lack of faithfulness or support The king suspected disloyalty in his advisor.
2 : an act that shows a lack of faithfulness or support She was hurt by her friend's disloyalty.
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