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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. Clarence Cramer:

    Being filled with the Holy Spirit, then, is a matter of obedience to the Word of God. The filling of the Spirit that all experienced at Pentecost was a matter of a promise being fulfilled. Today, the believer is to be filled in obedience to the command of Ephesians 518, continuously, not merely by a single, crisis experience. The Christian life is a growth process toward maturity.

  2. Martin Luther:

    There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.

  3. Jack Phillips:

    It’s not up to the courts to decide what marriage is, it’s up to God to decide that. If we are living in obedience to Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible we are on the right side of history – no matter what they say.

  4. Pope Pius XI:

    Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.


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