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.
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.).