loyal loyal  /ˈlɔɪ əl/


  1. (adj) steadfast in allegiance or duty
  2. (adj) inspired by love for your country
  3. (adj) unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause



  1. But the Taliban has become so dependent on Bin Laden's own forces and men loyal to him that they may struggle to rationalize giving him up without facing internal disintegration.
  2. The men slaughtered in Sharzam High School had been loyal to Hamid Karzai's interim government.
  3. By Wednesday, hundreds of Fatah forces loyal to Abbas had either run out of ammunition, fled or been cornered into surrender.


  1. Are Early Calls on ObamaCare Costs Premature?

    Loyal Dems were over the moon with reports from California that the costs provided by insurers of various levels of plans on state exchanges were coming in under CBO estimates, as well as below prices on the current small-group market .. But early reports from other states give a more mixed picture.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

  2. Nuclear negotiator Jalili edges ahead in Iranian election race

    By Jon Hemming DUBAI (Reuters) - Steadfastly loyal to Iran's supreme leader, Saeed Jalili has taken a tough line with the West as chief nuclear negotiator and is now a leading contender in the June 14 presidential election with a slick campaign and pledges to fix the faulty economy. With two prominent, more pragmatic candidates disqualified from running, the race is now dominated by conservative ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Loyal Locust Hill Volunteers Upset About Possible LPGA Move

    Jim Webster has been volunteering for years, he said he's not just loyal to the tournament, he loyal to Locust Hill Country Club...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: 13WHAM Rochester


  1. "I like living in Manchester and I have made many friends at the club and at the city," Robinho said on his official Web site. "I admire the Manchester City fans, who are truly lovers of football and loyal to the club players. I am looking...
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Robinho Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We have a number of talented players, obviously see great room for improvement," Kendrick said. "This franchise has enjoyed tremendous success over the years and we want to get back to our winning ways. The loyal staff of this organization,...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Ken Kendrick Source: The Associated Press

  3. Speaking from Spain's World Cup base, Silva told the club's website, www.mcfc.co.uk: "Firstly I would like to thank Valencia as a club and all of their loyal fans, and my team-mates there and staff. I have enjoyed six years at Valencia, they...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: David Silva Source: The Press Association

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /