dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
"an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.
Jessica was so intensely obedient of her parents that her brother sometimes thought she was a robot.
Origin: From oboediens, present active participle of oboedio.
subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or command
Complying with the Laws or Rule of Law of a state or country.
Citizens are obedient to the Rule of Law which empowers everybody.
The numerical value of obedient in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of obedient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers-- obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls.
Education is an ideological tool, it is (now) being used to raise an obedient generation that will serve the government.
Kids died because they were asked to stay still, if I stay obedient and listen to what grown-ups tell me to do, it will damage me, so I now speak my mind.
Doubting God's existence is okay and perfectly acceptable within Christianity as long as the person doubting remains obedient and committed to the Christian path.
That does mean civil disobedience, it means we are obedient to a power that is not only higher than the current government, but a power that was the basis of our government.
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- مذعن, مطيعArabic
- obedientCatalan, Valencian
- tottelevainen, kuuliainenFinnish
- makWestern Frisian
- engedelmes, szófogadóHungarian
- խելոք, հնազանդ, հլուArmenian
- 大人しい, 忠実, 従順Japanese
- rātns, paklausīgsLatvian
- supus, ascultător, docil, obedientRomanian
- покорный, послушныйRussian
- послушан, poslušanSerbo-Croatian
- слухня́ний, покі́рнийUkrainian
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