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dis·loy·al·ty

 (dĭs-loi′əl-tē)
n. pl. dis·loy·al·ties
1. The quality of being disloyal; faithlessness.
2. A disloyal act.

disloyalty

(dɪsˈlɔɪəltɪ)
n, pl -ties
the condition or an instance of being unfaithful or disloyal

dis•loy•al•ty

(dɪsˈlɔɪ əl ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being disloyal; lack of loyalty; unfaithfulness.
2. violation of allegiance or duty, as to a government.
3. a disloyal act.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French]

Loyalty/Disloyalty

 

See Also: FRIENDSHIP, LOVE

  1. Always at her side like a Great Dane —Carlos Baker
  2. As the rolling stone gathers no moss, so the roving heart gathers no affection —Anna Jameson
  3. Devoted and caretaking as a cat with her kittens —Katherine Anne Porter
  4. (In the end, people’s) devotion hung like rocks around your neck —Alice Munro

    See Also: CLINGING

  5. Endless devotion … like a straitjacket —Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  6. Faithful (to each other) as the Canada goose, more or less —Laurie Colwin
  7. Fickle as spring sunlight —Carolyn Kizer
  8. A heart true as steel —William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare gave this comparison from Midsummer Night’s Dream a slight twist in Romeo and Juliet: “My man’s as true as steel.”

  9. Like a woman in her first love affair, he insisted on unconditional commitment —Ariel Dorfman
  10. Loyal, like a dog —Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  11. Loyalty … small and hard, like buckshot lodged in her stomach —Sarah Litsey
  12. To say that you can love one person all your life is just like saying that one candle will continue burning as long as you live —Leo Tolstoy
  13. True to her husband as the dial to the sun —Henry Fielding
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disloyalty - the quality of being disloyal
infidelity, unfaithfulness - the quality of being unfaithful
disaffection - disloyalty to the government or to established authority; "the widespread disaffection of the troops"
subversiveness, traitorousness, treason - disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
perfidiousness, perfidy, treachery - betrayal of a trust
loyalty, trueness - the quality of being loyal

disloyalty

noun treachery, infidelity, breach of trust, double-dealing, falsity, perfidy, unfaithfulness, falseness, betrayal of trust, inconstancy, deceitfulness, breaking of faith, Punic faith Charges of disloyalty had already been made against them.

disloyalty

noun
Translations
عَدَم الإخْلاص، خِيانَه
neloajálnost
illoyalitettroløshed
ótryggî, sviksemi
nelojálnosť
sadakatsizlikvefasızlık

disloyalty

[ˈdɪsˈlɔɪəltɪ] Ndeslealtad f (to con)

disloyalty

[ˌdɪsˈlɔɪəlti] ndéloyauté f

disloyalty

nIlloyalität f(to gegenüber)

disloyalty

[ˈdɪsˈlɔɪltɪ] nslealtà

disloyal

(disˈloiəl) adjective
unfaithful or not loyal. He has been very disloyal to his friends.
disˈloyally adverb
disˈloyalty noun
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From the enlightened point of view, therefore, every loyalty harbors within itself a potential disloyalty and especially a disloyalty to those general principles on which we of the age of Enlightenment rely to justify our disloyalties.