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Synonyms for obedient
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Wiktionary

  1. obedientadjective

    Antonyms:
    dominant, disobedient

  2. obedientadjective

    Jessica was so intensely obedient of her parents that her brother sometimes thought she was a robot.

    Antonyms:
    dominant, disobedient

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obedient

    One who is docile is easily taught; one who is tractable is easily led; one who is pliant is easily bent in any direction; compliant represents one as inclined or persuaded to agreement with another's will. Compare DUTY.

    Synonyms:
    amenable, compliant, docile, gentle, manageable, pliable, pliant, submissive, tame, teachable, tractable, yielding

    Antonyms:
    determined, dogged, firm, inflexible, intractable, obstinate, opinionated, resolute, self-willed, stubborn, unyielding, wilful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obedientadjective

    dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority

    "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke

    Antonyms:
    recusant, disobedient, perverse, headstrong, wayward, fractious, contrary, recalcitrant, obstinate, self-willed, willful, refractory, froward, wilful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obedientadjective

    Synonyms:
    compliant, submissive, deferential, dutiful, respectful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obedientadjective

    Synonyms:
    submissive, tractable, deferential, subservient, compliant, dutiful, docile, amenable

    Antonyms:
    unsubmissive, intractable, disobedient

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "obedient":

    dutiful, docile

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How to use obedient in a sentence?

  1. Newt Gingrich:

    I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.

  2. William Frank Buckley, Jr.:

    I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.

  3. Kim Davis:

    I am not perfect. No one is, but I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to him and to the word of God.

  4. Mary McCarthy:

    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.

  5. Sakine Esen Yilmaz:

    Education is an ideological tool, it is (now) being used to raise an obedient generation that will serve the government.


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