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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obedientadjective

    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. obedientadjective

    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.

    Etymology: From oboediens, present active participle of oboedio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obedientadjective

    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  

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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. Nisar Hussain:

    She was religious, but a very normal person as well. She was a very hardworking and submissive student. She never created any problem in the class. She was an obedient girl. I cannot even imagine how she could murder people.

  2. Chaplain Modder:

    Every fiber in my being wants to run away from this – but if I do I’m not being obedient to the Lord, i need to stand up for righteousness and this is something I cannot walk away from.

  3. Governor Huckabee:

    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.

  4. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park:

    If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

  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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