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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

Wiktionary

  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

Editors Contribution

  1. obedient

    Complying with the Laws or Rule of Law of a state or country.

    Citizens are obedient to the Rule of Law which empowers everybody.

    Submitted by JP03 on December 15, 2014  

How to pronounce obedient ?

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How to say obedient in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obedient in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obedient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of obedient in a Sentence

  1. Simonides, Epitaph for the Spartans who fell at Thermopylae:

    Go tell the Spartans, Passerby, That here, obedient to their laws, We lie.

  2. Edward Abbey:

    Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers-- obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls.

  3. Kim Davis:

    I am not perfect. No one is, but I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to him and to the word of God.

  4. Sakine Esen Yilmaz:

    Education is an ideological tool, it is (now) being used to raise an obedient generation that will serve the government.

  5. Governor Huckabee:

    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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