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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:

    dutiful, docile

How to pronounce obedient?

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How to use obedient in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Nisar Hussain:

    She was religious, but a very normal person as well. She was a very hardworking and submissive student. She never created any problem in the class. She was an obedient girl. I cannot even imagine how she could murder people.

  3. Real Live Preacher:

    Doubting God's existence is okay and perfectly acceptable within Christianity as long as the person doubting remains obedient and committed to the Christian path.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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