obedient

[oh-bee-dee-uhnt]
adjective
obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority: an obedient son.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin oboedient- (stem of oboediēns), present participle of oboedīre to obey; see -ent

obediently, adverb
overobedient, adjective
overobediently, adverb
preobedient, adjective
preobediently, adverb
quasi-obedient, adjective
quasi-obediently, adverb
superobedient, adjective
superobediently, adverb


compliant, docile, tractable, yielding, deferential, respectful.


recalcitrant.
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obedient (əˈbiːdɪənt)
 
adj
obeying or willing to obey
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin oboediens, present participle of oboedīre to obey]
 
o'bediently
 
adv

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obedient
early 13c., from O.Fr. obedient (11c.), from L. obedientem (nom. obediens), prp. of oboedire "to obey" (see obey).
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Example sentences
They were quiet, obedient and extremely well behaved.
Her sister suggested she lose weight and be more obedient.
But she knows which side her biscuit is buttered on and is extremely obedient.
But his words may, of late, be falling on less obedient ears.
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