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loyal

adjective uk   us   /ˈlɔɪ.əl/
B2 firm and not changing in your friendship with or support for a person or an organization, or in your belief in your principles: Jack has been a loyal worker in this company for almost 50 years. When all her other friends deserted her, Steve remained loyal. She's very loyal to her friends.
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loyally
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/
Translations of “loyal”
in Arabic مُخْلِص, وَفِيّ…
in Korean 충성스러운…
in Malaysian setia…
in French loyal…
in Turkish sâdık, vefalı, hakikatli…
in Italian leale, fedele…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忠實的,忠誠的…
in Russian верный, преданный…
in Polish lojalny…
in Vietnamese trung thành…
in Spanish leal…
in Portuguese leal, sincero…
in Thai ซื่อสัตย์…
in German treu…
in Catalan lleial, fidel…
in Japanese 忠実な…
in Indonesian setia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忠实的,忠诚的…
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