loyalty

A person who feels loyalty to a nation, cause, or person feels a sense of allegiance, commitment, dedication toward them.

Loyalty is — you guessed it! — the quality of being loyal. People demonstrate their loyalty to a sports team by cheering for it, win or lose. People demonstrate their loyalty to a political party by voting only for the people of that party. Brand loyalty is the notion (or hope) that once consumers identify strongly with a particular brand or product, like a car or computer, they'll stick with that brand or maker when it comes time to buy new products.

DEFINITIONS OF: loyalty

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n the quality of being loyal

Synonyms:
trueness
Antonyms:
disloyalty
the quality of being disloyal
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staunchness, steadfastness
loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
allegiance, fealty
the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
nationalism, patriotism
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
regionalism
loyalty to the interests of a particular region
Americanism
loyalty to the United States and its institutions
chauvinism, jingoism, superpatriotism, ultranationalism
fanatical patriotism
Type of:
faithfulness, fidelity
the quality of being faithful

n the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

“they felt no loyalty to a losing team”
Synonyms:
allegiance, commitment, dedication
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communalism
loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole
consecration
a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
devotion
commitment to some purpose
enlistment
the act of enlisting (as in a military service)
faith
loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
cultism
devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
hobbyism
a devotion to hobbies
reenlistment
a renewed enlistment
fetich, fetish
excessive or irrational devotion to some activity
party spirit
devotion to a political party
Type of:
cooperation
joint operation or action

n feelings of allegiance

Type of:
love
a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
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