Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “loyal”

loyal

adjective     /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 . → Opposite disloyalLoyal, faithful and dependable loyally     /-ə.li/ adverb Loyal, faithful and dependable
(Definition of loyal adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of loyal

Definitions of “loyal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cookery

the skill or activity of preparing and cooking food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More