Loyal vs Honest what difference

what is difference between Loyal and Honest

English

Alternative forms

  • loyall (obsolete)

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leial, leal, from Latin lēgālis. Doublet of legal and leal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔɪəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪəl

Adjective

loyal (comparative loyaler or loyaller, superlative loyalest or loyallest)

  1. Having or demonstrating undivided and constant support for someone or something.
  2. Firm in allegiance to a person or institution.
  3. Faithful to a person or cause.

Antonyms

  • disloyal
  • fickle
  • treacherous

Derived terms

  • loyal toast
  • loyally
  • loyalist

Related terms

  • loyalty

Translations

Anagrams

  • Yolla, alloy, yallo

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from French loyal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /løjaːl/, [lʌˈjæːˀl]

Adjective

loyal

  1. loyal

Inflection

Derived terms

  • illoyal
  • loyalitet

French

Etymology

From Old French loial (with various alternative forms: leial, leal, loyel) from Latin lēgālis. Equivalent to loi +‎ -al. Doublet of légal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lwa.jal/
  • Homophones: loyale, loyales

Adjective

loyal (feminine singular loyale, masculine plural loyaux, feminine plural loyales)

  1. loyal

Related terms

  • loi
  • loyauté

References

Further reading

  • “loyal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Etymology

Borrowed from French loyal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /loˈjaːl/, /lo̯aˈjaːl/

Adjective

loyal (comparative loyaler, superlative am loyalsten)

  1. loyal

Declension

Antonyms

  • illoyal

Related terms

  • Loyalist
  • Loyalität

Further reading

  • “loyal” in Duden online

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French loial.

Adjective

loyal m (feminine singular loyale, masculine plural loyaux, feminine plural loyales)

  1. loyal

Descendants

  • French: loyal

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (loial, supplement)


English

Etymology

From Middle English honest, honeste, from Old French honeste, from Latin honestus, from honor. For the verb, see Latin honestāre (to clothe or adorn with honour), and compare French honester. Displaced Old English ferht (honest).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒnɪst/
    • (RP dated) IPA(key): /ˈɔːnɪst/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑnɪst/

Adjective

honest (comparative honester or more honest, superlative honestest or most honest)

  1. (of a person or institution) Scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright.
    • c. 1680, William Temple, Of Popular Discontents
      A true and honest physician is excused for leaving his patient, when he finds the disease grown desperate
  2. (of a statement) True, especially as far as is known by the person making the statement; fair; unbiased.
  3. In good faith; without malice.
  4. (of a measurement device) Accurate.
  5. Authentic; full.
  6. Earned or acquired in a fair manner.
  7. Open; frank.
  8. (obsolete) Decent; honourable; suitable; becoming.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  9. (obsolete) Chaste; faithful; virtuous.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:honest

Antonyms

  • dishonest

Derived terms

  • honesty
  • keep someone honest
  • make an honest woman

Translations

Verb

honest (third-person singular simple present honests, present participle honesting, simple past and past participle honested)

  1. (obsolete) To adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.
    • 1609, Ben Jonson, Epicœne, or The Silent Woman
      You have very much honested my lodging with your presence.

Adverb

honest (comparative more honest, superlative most honest)

  1. (colloquial) Honestly; really.
    It wasn’t my fault, honest.

Further reading

  • honest in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • honest in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Heston, Stheno, oneths

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin honestus.

Adjective

honest (feminine honesta, masculine plural honests or honestos, feminine plural honestes)

  1. upright, decent, honorable

Derived terms

  • deshonest
  • honestament

Related terms

  • honestedat
  • honor

Further reading

  • “honest” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “honest” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “honest” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “honest” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

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