disloyalty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disloyalty the quality of being disloyal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disloyalty Want of loyalty; lack of fidelity; violation of allegiance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disloyalty Want of loyalty; specifically, violation of allegiance or duty to a sovereign, state, or government.
    • n disloyalty Want of fidelity to one's obligations or engagements; inconstancy in duty or in love; faithlessness; perfidy. Spectator. Synonyms Unfaithfulness, treachery, perfidy, undutifulness, disaffection.
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Quotations

  • Frederick W. Faber
    Frederick W. Faber
    “For right is right, since God is God and right the day must win. To doubt would be disloyalty, to falter would be sin.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + loyalty,: cf. OF. desloiauté, deslealté, F. déloyauté,

Usage

In literature:

She saw at last that resentment is disloyalty.
"The Lowest Rung" by Mary Cholmondeley
The thought seemed like disloyalty, so I banished it and went to bed.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Corona, with a half-guilty sense of disloyalty to her father, hoped that she and Meredith might now be friends again.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Suffice it that he was torn asunder by wild horses, and his name remains in France a byword for all disloyalty and treachery.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
Pitt saw that much at least of the misery and disloyalty of Ireland sprang from its poverty.
"History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
It is hard to believe that he was actuated by cowardice, and harder to conceive him guilty of disloyalty to his country.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
I believe it was only to tempt me into disloyalty to the colonies that he made the proposition.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
Of course the Dutch cried treason, not knowing how to find epithets strong enough for the treachery and disloyalty of their adversaries.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
There was no disloyalty in it.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
It appears to regard all novel superstitions, and especially foreign worships, as the hotbed of sedition and disloyalty.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
It was as if she were trying, passionately, to make up for some brief disloyalty, some lapse of tenderness.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
But disloyalty was fashionable in the year '21.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
Then she could take him to task and punish him for his disloyalty to Will.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
Certainly not from the disloyalty manifested by the Catholic population during the war.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
If the justice wants to let you off easy, I can't help it, but to turn you loose now would mean disloyalty to the service.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
There the disloyalty of Bahadur Khan was manifest; he refused to pay respects to Danyal.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
He, however, soon returned home, freed from all Suspicion of disloyalty.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
The trouble is that the extremists on both sides have mistaken a natural attachment felt for birthplace for disloyalty to this country.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
His whole heart was in his work, and Henrietta's disloyalty hindered him at every turn.
"The Third Miss Symons" by Flora Macdonald Mayor
It is only when a weak and ignorant pandering to disloyalty excites opposition that enmity begins.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
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In poetry:

If yet the heart she wounded sore
Could yearn to her, and let her see
The homage that was evermore
Disloyalty;
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Broad and white, and polished as silver,
On she goes under fruit-laden trees;
Sunk in leafage cooeth the culver,
And 'plaineth of love's disloyalties.
"Divided" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

ST LOUIS — The Cole County Court could continue in office but it should be watched for signs of disloyalty after appointing known secessionists to the county police patrol, Brig .
Even in a struggling economy, one industry thrives - employee disloyalty.
Even in a struggling economy, one industry thrives - employee disloyalty .
Loss through employee disloyalty can be a significant injury to an employer.
These coffee shops are part of the Toronto Coffee Conspiracy, and will be offering a disloyalty card program starting April 20.
Disloyalty That Merits An Insult.
America's first Red Scare, an era of hostility toward perceived "disloyalty" -- and relentless government repression of radicals and others -- began in April 1919.
General orders special assessments for disloyalty.
Disloyalty: Troops have a shorter leash than civilians.
Born in Brussels to anti-tsarist exiles, Serge went to Russia in 1919 to join the young revolution, but by the end of the '20s he'd been arrested for disloyalty, and in 1936 he left the country for good.
Even in the fog of war, Pakistan's disloyalty emerges.
As a conversation-starter on the subject of peer loyalty, ask if snitching is a form of disloyalty.
Sports Basketball Mayo Saga is Sordid Tale of Gutless Disloyalty.
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