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DISOBEDIENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disobedient mean? 

DISOBEDIENT (adjective)
  The adjective DISOBEDIENT has 2 senses:

1. not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
2. unwilling to submit to authority

  Familiarity information: DISOBEDIENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISOBEDIENT (adjective)


Sense 1disobedient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

Context example:

disobedient children

Similar:

fractious; recalcitrant; refractory (stubbornly resistant to authority or control)

recusant (refusing to submit to authority)

froward; headstrong; self-willed; wilful; willful (habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition)

contrary; obstinate; perverse; wayward (resistant to guidance or discipline)

Also:

difficult; unmanageable (difficult to manage or control)

bad (having undesirable or negative qualities)

intractable (not tractable; difficult to manage or mold)

defiant; noncompliant (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force)

incorrigible (impervious to correction by punishment)

obstinate; stubborn; unregenerate (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)

Attribute:

obedience (the trait of being willing to obey)

Antonym:

obedient (dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority)


Sense 2disobedient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unwilling to submit to authority

Synonyms:

disobedient; unruly

Context example:

unruly teenagers

Similar:

insubordinate (not submissive to authority)


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