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Synonyms for obedientoʊˈbi di ənt

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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)

    Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

dutiful, docile

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#7995compliant
#8075gentle
#18856yielding
#22418manageable
#22879tame
#29257submissive
#35374obedient
#38382amenable
#57879pliable
#62800tractable
#66707docile
#76427dutiful
#88025teachable
#89266pliant

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