Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality of being disloyal; faithlessness.
  • n. A disloyal act.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of being disloyal; a betrayal.
  • n. The quality of being disloyal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of loyalty; lack of fidelity; violation of allegiance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of loyalty; specifically, violation of allegiance or duty to a sovereign, state, or government.
  • n. Want of fidelity to one's obligations or engagements; inconstancy in duty or in love; faithlessness; perfidy. Spectator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being disloyal

Etymologies

Old French desloiauté (Modern déloyauté) from des- + loiauté ("loyalty") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Clearly, disloyalty is not an attribute of Gonzales, who has shown himself willing to perform virtually any task for his “Godfather,” no matter how dishonest or demeaning.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fredo

  • Attorneys are political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the President, and because disloyalty is a valid ground for dismissal, there's nothing to criticize.

    Is That Legal?: The Firings of U.S. Attorneys: A View From A Distance

  • The president appreciated that his defense secretary didnt play out his battles in the media unlike, say, Powell and that he never uttered a word of disloyalty toward him.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • But they will never leave, and to show disloyalty is death.

    Reflective Surface - Archives: 2005 April

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  • Interestingly, companies never stop and think that they fuel this so-called disloyalty every time they "steal" from other companies.

    A Question Of Loyalty

  • Wyoming erritoy should he press her, but it was Choice himself she wasn't comfortable with, not the idea of disloyalty to Len's memory.

    Wyoming Territory

  • Instead of calmly realizing that all the medicine in the world could not hurt Truth, and dealing with his ignorance as I would with his fear, I felt that it would be a terrible thing to countenance such disloyalty, and so withdrew from treating the case, forgetting that the father's ignorance could not be called disloyalty; forgetting that my faithfulness to principle would be the same regardless of any and all ignorance.

    The Right Knock A Story

  • Towards God his sin is defined as disloyalty, the forsaking his rightful allegiance on the touch of trial.

    Christian Singers of Germany

  • He had believed that his favours and liberality had so thoroughly attached his generals to his person that they would have followed him willingly and without hesitation, even in a war against the emperor, and the discovery that, although willing to support him against deprivation from his command, they shrunk alarmed at the idea of disloyalty to the emperor, showed that his position was dangerous in the extreme.

    The Lion of the North A tale of the times of Gustavus Adolphus

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