disloyal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disloyal deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"
    • adj disloyal showing lack of love for your country
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Disloyal 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 disloyal to the king; a husband disloyal to his wife. "Without a thought disloyal ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disloyal Not true to one's allegiance; false to one's obligation of loyalty to a sovereign, state, or government; not loyal.
    • disloyal Not true to one's obligations or engagements; inconstant in duty or in love; faithless; perfidious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Disloyal dis-loi′al not loyal: false to one's sovereign: faithless: treacherous
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Quotations

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    “May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + loyal,: cf. OF. desloial, desleal, F. déloyal,. See Loyal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desloyal, des—L. dis, neg., loyal, leial—L. legalis, legal.

Usage

In literature:

These were disloyal thoughts; he hated himself for his doubts.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
I'm pretty selfish, as I've never denied, but I'd never be disloyal.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
We've never done anything disloyal.
"The Outcry" by Henry James
But Roger, remorseful already for his disloyal thought connecting her with O'Reilly, followed.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
It's black, you see, for the utterly disloyal sections, shaded for the doubtful, and white where there are Unionists.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
ARE WOMEN DISLOYAL TO OTHER WOMEN?
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
Will they be disloyal to self, to home, to country, and to God?
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
It seemed disloyal even to have accepted Betty's invitation.
"A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia" by Alice Turner Curtis
I spoke then so singly for freedom that short-sighted men inferred that I was disloyal to the Union.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Your thought is completely disloyal and un-Strettly.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
This was considered a sort of disloyal falling away from the ruling feeling.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Far be it from me to be disloyal!
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
I am Catella, not Ricciardo's wife, disloyal traitor that thou art!
"The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio" by Giovanni Boccaccio
And those she had trusted were disloyal, helping him to go it.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
I should be disloyal to my employer, to my friends, to my own sense of honor and propriety, were I to keep silence.
"A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike" by Charles King
The citizens of London, as their wont was, were exceptionally disloyal.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
No girl, she was sure, could ever be disloyal to Pinewood Hall, after having once seen the graduation procession.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
I am not disloyal to you, Adele.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
Generally speaking, "God Save the King" ends a show; it would be disloyal to play any other tune after that.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, May 13, 1914" by Various
He put the thought from him as preposterous and disloyal.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
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In poetry:

Strange love they have given you, love disloyal,
Who mock with praise your name,
To leave a head so rare and royal
Too low for praise or blame.
"Adieux à Marie Stuart" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Give me your lips; Ah, lovely and disloyal
Give me yourself again; before you go
Down through the darkness of the Great, Blind Portal,
All of life's best and basest you must know.
"Afridi Love" by Laurence Hope
`Yea,' said the maid, `be manners such fair fruit?'
Then Lancelot's needs must be a thousand-fold
Less noble, being, as all rumour runs,
The most disloyal friend in all the world.'
"Guinevere" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

They are generally actively disloyal .
The remainder of the disloyal inhabitants I propose to have brought in as rapidly as possible.
'Fox Mole' ousted: Whistle-blowing hero or disloyal self-promoter.
The Republican pledge to block all legislative initiatives in the lame duck Congress is nothing more than political sabotage -- a disloyal opposition to the constitutionally elected president of the United States.
Rush Limbaugh's a disloyal clown when he says he hopes Obama fails.
Another Arrow In The Quiver Of An Employer Faced With A Disloyal Employee.
Weiner's presence at rally was disloyal .
Am I being disloyal if I criticize the government.
At the same time, the Internet has created new and easier ways for troops to violate Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by making disloyal statements.
"This action is not only disloyal to the party but a violation of trust to the registered Democrats of Bethel," White wrote to Wilkinson.
" or "How could they be so disloyal.
That reference to disloyal maritime rodents by the "EU diplomat" rather begs the question of why the ship sank in the first place, but, so far as the wider point is concerned, he who pays the piper calls the tune, I suppose.
Born in a prison camp, Shin Dong-hyuk describes how three generations of a family are incarcerated if one family member is considered disloyal.
He was called unpatriotic, disloyal, an appeaser and an enabler of communism.
'Fox Mole ' ousted: Whistle-blowing hero or disloyal self-promoter.
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