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Meaning of OBEDIENT

Pronunciation:  ow'beedeeunt

WordNet Dictionary
[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

OBEDIENT is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: acquiescent, biddable, compliant, conformable, duteous, dutiful, Y2K compliant
 Antonyms: disobedient
 See Also: docile, good, manageable, submissive, tractable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*be"di*ent\, a. [OF. obedient, L. obediens,
oboediens, -entis. p. pr. of obedire, oboedire, to obey. See
Subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey;
submissive to restraint, control, or command.

      And floating straight, obedient to the stream. --Shak.

      The chief his orders gives; the obedient band, With due
      observance, wait the chief's command.    --Pope.

Syn: Dutiful; respectful; compliant; submissive.

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