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Synonyms for obedience
oʊˈbi di ənsobe·di·ence

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Wiktionary

  1. obediencenoun

    Antonyms:
    disobedience

  2. obediencenoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obedience, obeisancenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    respect, bow, bowing, obeisance

    Antonyms:
    disobedience, noncompliance

  2. obediencenoun

    the trait of being willing to obey

    Synonyms:
    respect, obeisance

    Antonyms:
    noncompliance, disobedience

  3. obedience, respectnoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obediencenoun

    Synonyms:
    compliance, submission

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obediencenoun

    Synonyms:
    compliance, submission, subservience, dutifulness

    Antonyms:
    disobedience, incompliance, defiance, revolt, insubordination

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "obedience":

    obeisance, obey, allegiance

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How to use obedience in a sentence?

  1. Anatole Broyard:

    There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.

  2. Mary Caroline Richards:

    It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve, and find in that obedience our freedom.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    To have sound ears listen to what this existence has to say and harmonize your life, so be a good listener and MickeyMize your life. Share with as many to volunteer obedience to the laws of mother nature.

  4. The FBI:

    I pledge obedience to the Caliphate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Here we renew our pledge to the Caliphate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

  5. Alexander Herzen:

    All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former -- of the corruption of the will.

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