Definitions for obedientoʊˈbi di ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•be•di•entoʊˈbi di ənt(adj.)

  1. complying with or submissive to authority.

Origin of obedient:

1175–1225; ME < OF < L oboedīre to obey


Princeton's WordNet

  1. obedient(adj)

    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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. obedient(adjective)ʊˈbi di ənt

    ≠ disobedient

    an obedient dog/child; his obedience to his teachers; The dog followed obediently.


  1. obedient(Adjective)

    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.

  2. Origin: From oboediens, present active participle of oboedio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obedient(adj)

    subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or command

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an obedient and well-behaved child.

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