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Definitions for disobedience
ˌdɪs əˈbi di ənsdis·obe·di·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disobedience, noncompliancenoun

    the failure to obey

  2. disobediencenoun

    the trait of being unwilling to obey


  1. disobediencenoun

    Refusal to obey.

    the disobedient child

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disobediencenoun

    neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. disobedience

    An infraction of the orders of a superior; punishable by a court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offence.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disobedience in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disobedience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of disobedience in a Sentence

  1. Saw Taw Nee:

    Mostly they involved in Civil Disobedience Movement and they dare not to stay any longer in their place and they are being sought for arrest, most are very young people.

  2. Corey Menafee:

    The employee apologized for his actions and subsequently resigned from The University. The University will not advocate that the employee be prosecuted in connection with this incident and is not seeking restitution. the University could be termed as civil disobedience.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Those who tried to refuse or go against the Will of God, like Jonah, had to pay the price of disobedience.

  4. Michael Petty:

    Through us Tamir will be heard from the grave, through peaceful protest, civil disobedience and legislation Tamir will be heard.

  5. Arnaud Lodi:

    The goal of the military campaign is to integrate the diverse paths of the struggle -- the armed uprising and civil disobedience -- in order to stop the elections and bring down the autocratic system.

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