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Synonyms for disobedient
ˌdɪs əˈbi di əntdis·obe·di·ent

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disobedient

    Rebellious signifies being in a state of rebellion (see REBELLION under REVOLUTION), and is even extended to inanimate things that resist control or adaptation to human use. Ungovernable applies to that which successfully defies authority and power; unmanageable to that which resists the utmost exercise of skill or of skill and power combined; rebellious, to that which is defiant of authority, whether successfully or unsuccessfully; seditious, to that which partakes of or tends to excite a rebellious spirit, seditious suggesting more of covert plan, scheming, or conspiracy, rebellious more of overt act or open violence. While the unmanageable or ungovernable defies control, the rebellious or seditious may be forced to submission; as, the man has an ungovernable temper; the horses became unmanageable; he tamed his rebellious spirit. Insubordinate applies to the disposition to resist and resent control as such; mutinous, to open defiance of authority, especially in the army, navy, or merchant marine. A contumacious act or spirit is contemptuous as well as defiant. Compare OBSTINATE; REVOLUTION.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, insubordinate, intractable, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, seditious, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmanageable

    Antonyms:
    compliant, controllable, deferential, docile, dutiful, gentle, manageable, obedient, submissive, subservient, tractable, yielding

    Preposition:
    Rebellious to or against lawful authority.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disobedientadjective

    not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

    "disobedient children"

    Synonyms:
    unruly

    Antonyms:
    Y2K compliant, duteous, obedient, conformable, biddable, dutiful, subordinate, acquiescent

  2. disobedient, unrulyadjective

    unwilling to submit to authority

    "unruly teenagers"

    Synonyms:
    rambunctious, rumbustious, indocile, robustious, uncontrollable, boisterous, ungovernable, unruly

    Antonyms:
    duteous, dutiful, acquiescent, Y2K compliant, subordinate, obedient, conformable, biddable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disobedientadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsubmissive, uncomplying, refractory, obstinate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disobedientadjective

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, insubmissive, undutiful, defiant, remiss, derelict, indocile, insubordinate, refractory

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  1. List of paraphrases for "disobedient":

    rogue

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