loyal

If you are faithful and devoted to someone or something, you're loyal. If you refuse to buy milk from anyone other than Farmer Jones, then you're a very loyal customer.

Someone who is loyal is reliable and always true, like your trusty dog. Loyal comes from the Old French word loial which means something like "legal," but if someone is only loyal to you because the law requires him to be, that's not true loyalty, which should come from the heart, not a contract. A loyal friend supports you all the time, no matter what. You can also be loyal to an idea, like the People's Revolution, or girl-power.

DEFINITIONS OF: loyal

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adj steadfast in allegiance or duty

loyal subjects”
loyal friends stood by him”
Synonyms
allegiant
steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government)
doglike
resembling a dog; especially in devotion
hard-core, hardcore
intensely loyal
leal
faithful and true
liege
owing or owed feudal allegiance and service
true-blue
marked by unswerving loyalty
patriotic
inspired by love for your country
Antonyms:
disloyal
deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle
faithless, traitorous, treasonable, treasonous, unfaithful
having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor
insurgent, seditious, subversive
in opposition to a civil authority or government
mutinous
consisting of or characterized by or inciting to mutiny
rebellious
participating in organized resistance to a constituted government
recreant, renegade
having deserted a cause or principle
disloyal, unpatriotic
showing lack of love for your country
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adj inspired by love for your country

Synonyms:
patriotic
chauvinistic, flag-waving, jingoistic, nationalistic, superpatriotic, ultranationalistic
fanatically patriotic
Antonyms:
disloyal, unpatriotic
showing lack of love for your country
disloyal
deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle
un-American
considered contrary to the best interests of the United States
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adj unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

loyal supporters”
Synonyms:
fast, firm, truehearted
faithful
steadfast in affection or allegiance
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