disloyal

  • 1 Disloyal — Dis*loy al, a. [Pref. dis + loyal: cf. OF. desloial, desleal, F. d[ e]loyal. See {Loyal}.] Not loyal; not true to a sovereign or lawful superior, or to the government under which one lives; false where allegiance is due; faithless; as, a subject… …

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  • 2 disloyal — index broken (unfulfilled), disobedient, faithless, hostile, insidious, insubordinate, irresponsible …

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  • 3 disloyal — early 15c. (implied in disloyally), from O.Fr. desloial, desleal (Mod.Fr. déloyal) treacherous, false, deceitful, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + loial (see LOYAL (Cf. loyal)) …

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  • 4 disloyal — *faithless, false, perfidious, traitorous, treacherous Analogous words: disaffected, estranged, alienated (see ESTRANGE): *inconstant, fickle, unstable Antonyms: loyal Contrasted words: *faithful, constant, true, staunch, steadfast, resolute …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 disloyal — [adj] unfaithful alienated, apostate, cheating, disaffected, double crossing, estranged, faithless, false, perfidious, recreant, seditious, snaky*, subversive, traitorous, treacherous, treasonable, two faced*, twotiming*, unloyal, unpatriotic,… …

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  • 6 disloyal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not loyal or faithful. DERIVATIVES disloyally adverb disloyalty noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 disloyal — [dis loi′əl] adj. [OFr desloial: see DIS & LOYAL] not loyal or faithful; faithless SYN. FAITHLESS disloyally adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 disloyal — dis|loy|al [ dıs lɔıəl ] adjective not loyal to someone you have a close relationship with or an organization that you belong to: Disloyal Democrats were welcomed into the Republican Party. disloyal to: She has no intention of being disloyal to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 disloyal — [[t]dɪ̱slɔ͟ɪ͟əl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Someone who is disloyal to their friends, family, or country does not support them or does things that could harm them. She was so disloyal to her deputy she made his position untenable... Brian sided …

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  • 10 disloyal — UK [dɪsˈlɔɪəl] / US adjective not loyal to someone who you have a close relationship with or to an organization that you belong to Disloyal Conservatives were welcomed into the Liberal Party. disloyal to: She has no intention of being disloyal to …

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  • 11 disloyal — adj. disloyal to * * * [dɪs lɔɪəl] disloyal to …

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  • 12 disloyal — dis|loy|al [dısˈlɔıəl] adj doing or saying things that do not support your friends, your country, or the group you belong to ≠ ↑loyal disloyal to ▪ He felt he had been disloyal to his friends. >disloyalty n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 disloyal — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French desleial, desloial, from des dis + leal loyal Date: 15th century lacking in loyalty; also showing an absence of allegiance, devotion, obligation, faith, or support …

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  • 14 disloyal — adjective Of or pertaining to an absence of loyalty; faithless, traitorous. O disloyal thing, That shouldst repair my youth, thou heapst A years age on me. See Also: disloyalty, disloyally …

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  • 15 disloyal — adjective unfaithful to your friends, your country, or the group you belong to (+ to): He felt he had been disloyal to his friends. disloyally adverb disloyalty noun (C, U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 disloyal — adjective once judged disloyal, you will never be welcome in this group Syn: unfaithful, faithless, false, false hearted, untrue, inconstant, untrustworthy, unreliable, undependable, fickle; treacherous, traitorous, subversive, seditious,… …

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  • 17 disloyal — disloyalist, n. disloyally, adv. /dis loy euhl/, adj. false to one s obligations or allegiances; not loyal; faithless; treacherous. [1470 80; < MF desloial, OF desleal, equiv. to des DIS 1 + leal LOYAL] Syn. unfaithful, perfidious, traitorous,… …

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  • 18 disloyal — dịs|lo|yal [auch: ] <Adj.> [aus lat. dis = un , nicht u. ↑loyal] (bildungsspr.): gegen die Regierung eingestellt: Sie sind „disloyale“ Bürger, die seit eh und je der Teilung des Landes widersprochen haben (FAZ 71, 1958, 2) …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 19 disloyal — Synonyms and related words: alienated, apostate, collaborative, deceitful, derelict, disaffected, estranged, faithless, FALSE, fickle, heretical, inconstant, not true to, of bad faith, perfidious, recreant, renegade, subversive, tergiversant,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 disloyal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unfaithful, false; untrue, inconstant. See improbity.Ant., loyal, faithful. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. perfidious, treacherous, traitorous, faithless; see false 1 , unfaithful 1 . See Synonym Study …

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