disloyalty

noun
dis·​loy·​al·​ty | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈlȯi(-ə)l-tē How to pronounce disloyalty (audio) \

Definition of disloyalty

: lack of loyalty

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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

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Later stints at The Spectator and in politics were equally characterized by chaos, lies, disloyalty, and general bungling and blundering. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "No, Boris Johnson isn’t the UK’s Donald Trump," 25 July 2019 Despite that acquittal, five of the seven bishops were effectively excommunicated from the Church of England — not for their disloyalty to James, but their loyalty to him. Declan Leary, National Review, "Conservatives Should Not Celebrate Religious Tyranny and Coercion," 19 July 2019 Moderate Democrats had threatened to block that bill by voting against the rule that sets the debate procedures, a show of disloyalty to the leadership that is almost unheard-of under Ms. Pelosi. Emily Cochrane, New York Times, "House Passes Senate Border Bill in Striking Defeat for Pelosi," 27 June 2019 Meng Hongwei was arrested in September amid a campaign against corruption and political disloyalty led by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Washington Post, "Wife of arrested Chinese ex-Interpol president sues agency," 8 July 2019 Patrick Henry gave the unsigned letter to Washington, who swiftly recognized the handwriting and delivered a withering verdict upon Rush’s disloyalty. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, "‘Rush’ and ‘Dr. Benjamin Rush’ Review: American Hippocrates," 20 Sep. 2018 Some authors expect growing disloyalty toward Moscow on the regional level, while others are pessimistic. Leonid Bershidsky, Twin Cities, "Leonid Bershidsky: Russia after Vladimir Putin," 5 June 2019 Elsewhere, Iowa’s Democrats will pick candidates for governor, and an Alabama GOP congresswoman who spurned President Trump in 2016 will find out if there is a price to pay for her disloyalty. Allure, "The 15 Best Face Washes for Oily Skin," 19 Mar. 2019 Any concerns President Trump has had about leaks and disloyalty inside his administration were confirmed this week by that anonymous column in the New York Times and Bob Woodward's new book. Fox News, "Pence on impact of anonymous NYT op-ed, Woodward's new book," 9 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of disloyalty

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disloyalty was in the 15th century

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disloyalty

noun
dis·​loy·​al·​ty | \ dis-ˈlȯi-əl-tē How to pronounce disloyalty (audio) \
plural disloyalties

Kids Definition of disloyalty

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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