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Synonyms for obedient
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obedient(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. obedient(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dominant, disobedient

  2. obedient(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obedient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    compliant, submissive, deferential, dutiful, respectful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obedient(a)

    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

How to pronounce obedient?

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How to use obedient in a sentence?

  1. Petro Poroshenko:

    Now, it is finally clear that we struggled on Maidan not against Yanukovych. He was just a cruel and obedient marionette, moscow was preparing to the liquidation and tearing Ukraine apart long before the victory of Maidan. They were expecting the fall of Yanukovych and accelerated the course of events.

  2. Governor Huckabee:

    It means we are obedient to a power that is not only higher than the current government, but a power that was the basis of our government.

  3. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park:

    If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

  4. Chuck Peruto:

    They expired from what he called ‘punishments,’ he expected them to be completely obedient and carry his babies in a basement of a row house where he had no need to hear them scream or complain. He administered these ‘punishments’ through beatings and electric shocks. He would call them weak. But his intention wasn’t to kill them. He wanted to train them to have a perfect race in his basement. He wanted to have babies and raise them with no other contact from the outside world. That’s what he kept repeating during their captivity.

  5. Simonides, Epitaph for the Spartans who fell at Thermopylae:

    Go tell the Spartans, Passerby, That here, obedient to their laws, We lie.

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