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Synonyms for obedience
oʊˈbi di ənsobe·di·ence

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. obediencenoun

    Antonyms:
    disobedience

  2. obediencenoun

    Obedience is essential in any army.

    Antonyms:
    disobedience

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. obedience

    Synonyms:
    submission, compliance, subservience

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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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  1. obediencenoun

    Synonyms:
    compliance, submission

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obediencenoun

    Synonyms:
    compliance, submission, subservience, dutifulness

    Antonyms:
    disobedience, incompliance, defiance, revolt, insubordination

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "obedience":

    obeisance, obey, allegiance

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How to use obedience in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Anonymous D:

    Obedience is only practiced by the cowardly.

  3. 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.

  4. Justice William O. Douglas:

    The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself and... the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression and obedience.

  5. 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.


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