Definition of loyal in English:



  • Giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.

    ‘he remained loyal to the government’
    ‘loyal service’
    • ‘In addition, users can attract and retain more loyal customers and reduce operating costs.’
    • ‘And watering down the whiskey isn't the best way to keep your customers loyal.’
    • ‘Don't get me wrong, that's not meant as a criticism of those loyal fans who turned up to watch the game.’
    • ‘Here are a few proven ideas that will move you toward a more loyal customer base.’
    • ‘Followers electing a king were also proclaiming themselves as his loyal supporters.’
    • ‘People remember where they learn new information, and that builds a loyal following.’
    • ‘They'll capture the attention of their loyal fanbase, without any effort.’
    • ‘Doubtless it would sell its goods more cheaply to keep its customers loyal.’
    • ‘Many of his most loyal backers have now left the Commons and, at 65, his age is now an issue.’
    • ‘Then imagine if those titles are remakes of classic fighting games that have extremely loyal followings.’
    • ‘He was a very loyal and nationalistic person, as well as being Iraq's best officer at that time.’
    • ‘He had been fiercely loyal to the king and had a promising future in the army.’
    • ‘He was the sort of person who was very loyal to his friends.’
    • ‘Go recruit soldiers loyal to me and my father's house; we need all the help we can get.’
    • ‘A group of soldiers loyal to their warlord came over the hills, looking for a common criminal.’
    • ‘Everyone complains about the state of education, and yet most people remain fiercely loyal to their local schools.’
    • ‘The eastern army were seasoned soldiers, loyal to the crown.’
    • ‘The rest are mostly Afghan soldiers loyal to the interim government.’
    • ‘They are well-informed, ideologically sound and fanatically loyal to their parties.’
    • ‘Do you think we'd be able to take on soldiers loyal to a warlord?’
    faithful, true, true-hearted, tried and true, true-blue, devoted
    constant, steadfast, fast, staunch, dependable, reliable, trusted, trustworthy, trusty, dutiful, unchanging, unwavering, unswerving, dedicated, committed, firm, stable, steady, unfailing
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Mid 16th century: from French, via Old French loial from Latin legalis (see legal).