disobedient businessmen, disloyal functionaries, and opposition activists—these are the “criminals” the Kremlin wishes to pursue.
The archetype of the disobedient Cossack who will not stoop to intimidation remains an important part of Ukrainian identity.
disobedient Objects is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from July 26 to February 1, 2015.
Besides, if you were disobedient, you were well enough punished for it.
To disobedient ones I can assure you that we are not half so merciful.
I have given you a home here but I have not given you license to be insolent or disobedient.
James was a refractory and disobedient child from the very cradle.
Conceited, vain, and disobedient, he afterwards came near wrecking the cause which he had ambitiously embraced.
He had no twin, a disobedient soldier, a liar and betrayer, as it was said he had.'
To threaten a disobedient servant with the jambok—be he Hottentot, Fingo, or Caffre—is to bring him back to kneeling obeisance.
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.).