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disobedient

[dis-uh-bee-dee-uh nt] /ˌdɪs əˈbi di ənt/
adjective
1.
neglecting or refusing to obey; not submitting; refractory.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Old French desobedient, equivalent to des- dis-1 + obedient obedient
Related forms
disobediently, adverb
Synonyms
insubordinate, contumacious, defiant, rebellious, unsubmissive, uncompliant.
Antonyms
obedient.
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British Dictionary definitions for dis obedient

disobedient

/ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪənt/
adjective
1.
not obedient; neglecting or refusing to obey
Derived Forms
disobediently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dis obedient

disobedient

adj.

early 15c., dysobedyent, from Old French desobedient, from Vulgar Latin *disobedientem (replacing Latin inobedientem) from Latin dis- (see dis-) + obedientem (see obedient). Related: Disobediently. Earlier in the same sense was disobeissant (late 14c.), from Old French desobeissant, and inobedient (early 14c.).

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