the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
the trait of being willing to obey
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
We honor the allegiance of the citizen to the government; the government has a right to allegiance from the citizen.
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How to use obedience in a sentence?
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
Obedience is only practiced by the cowardly.
Desire is the only justification for obedience.
Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them.
In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind.
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- подчинение, покорствоBulgarian
- obediènciaCatalan, Valencian
- Gehorsam, Gehorsamkeit, FolgsamkeitGerman
- رامی, اطاعتPersian
- kuuliaisuus, tottelevaisuusFinnish
- kepatuhan, ketaatanIndonesian
- 順守, 服従, 恭順Japanese
- paklausība, rātnībaLatvian
- дуулгавартай байдалMongolian
- подчинение, повиновение, послушание, покорностьRussian
- покорност, poslušnost, pokornost, послушностSerbo-Croatian
- itaetUyghur, Uighur
- послушність, покірність, покораUkrainian
- nghe lờiVietnamese
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