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Synonyms for obedience
oʊˈbi di əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obedience, obeisance(noun)

    the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person

    Synonyms:
    respect, bow, bowing, obeisance

    Antonyms:
    disobedience, noncompliance

  2. obedience(noun)

    the trait of being willing to obey

    Synonyms:
    respect, obeisance

    Antonyms:
    noncompliance, disobedience

  3. obedience, respect(noun)

    behavior intended to please your parents

    "their children were never very strong on obedience"; "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"

    Synonyms:
    esteem, respect, deference, regard, obeisance, respectfulness

    Antonyms:
    noncompliance, disobedience

Wiktionary

  1. obedience(noun)

    Antonyms:
    disobedience

  2. obedience(noun)

    Obedience is essential in any army.

    Antonyms:
    disobedience

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obedience

    Allegiance is the obligation of fidelity and obedience that an individual owes to his government or sovereign, in return for the protection he receives. The feudal uses of these words have mostly passed away with the state of society that gave them birth; but their origin still colors their present meaning. A patriotic American feels an enthusiastic loyalty to the republic; he takes, on occasion, an oath of allegiance to the government, but his loyalty will lead him to do more than mere allegiance could demand; he pays homage to God alone, as the only king and lord, or to those principles of right that are spiritually supreme; he acknowledges the duty of obedience to all rightful authority; he resents the idea of subjection. Fealty is becoming somewhat rare, except in elevated or poetic style. We prefer to speak of the faithfulness rather than the fealty of citizen, wife, or friend.

    Synonyms:
    allegiance, devotion, faithfulness, fealty, homage, loyalty, subjection

    Antonyms:
    disaffection, disloyalty, rebellion, sedition, treason

    Preposition:
    We honor the allegiance of the citizen to the government; the government has a right to allegiance from the citizen.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obedience

    Synonyms:
    submission, compliance, subservience

    Antonyms:
    resistance, rebellion, violation, transgression, antagonism, disobedience

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obedience(n.)

    Synonyms:
    compliance, submission

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obedience(n)

    Synonyms:
    compliance, submission, subservience, dutifulness

    Antonyms:
    disobedience, incompliance, defiance, revolt, insubordination

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    obeisance, obey, allegiance

How to pronounce obedience?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say obedience in sign language?

  1. obedience

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2165compliance
#3430submission
#3876regard
#6335bow
#10344loyalty
#12073esteem
#14320obey
#15783obedience
#16050devotion
#18421allegiance
#23260homage
#35828deference
#39237faithfulness
#42329bowing
#59900subjection
#96086fealty
#121705obeisance
#124872subservience

How to use obedience in a sentence?

  1. Charles Cooley:

    When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation. It is like obedience to some external authority; any clear way, though it lead to death, is mentally preferable to the tangle of uncertainty.

  2. Pedro Chirinos:

    I recognize, and offer my support and obedience, to the transition government led by the president, Juan Guaido.

  3. Anthony de Mello:

    Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them.

  4. Brett Simon:

    We evaluate the dog for being sound around people, other dogs, noises, cars, and riding in the bus, we take them to the store and walk them around. If they keep progressing through that, then they spend the next three to four months getting their basic formal obedience done.

  5. Peter Drucker:

    Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.


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