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Meaning of DISOBEDIENT

Pronunciation:  `disu'beedeeunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
  2. [adj]  unwilling to submit to authority; "unruly teenagers"
 

DISOBEDIENT is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: contrary, fractious, froward, headstrong, insubordinate, obstinate, perverse, recusant, refractory, self-willed, unruly, wayward, wilful, willful
 
 Antonyms: obedient
 
 See Also: bad, defiant, incorrigible, intractable, noncompliant, stubborn, unmanageable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`o*be"di*ent\, a. [Pref. dis- + obedient. See
{Disobey}, {Obedient}.]
1. Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is
   commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not
   observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; --
   applied to persons and acts.

         This disobedient spirit in the colonies. --Burke.

         Disobedient unto the word of the Lord. --1 Kings
                                               xiii. 26.

2. Not yielding.

         Medicines used unnecessarily contribute to shorten
         life, by sooner rendering peculiar parts of the
         system disobedient to stimuli.        --E. Darwin.

 
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