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
Most parents obediently sign up-but often they are able to pay for only one or
  two, so they have to make a choice.
Obediently, the scribe smooths a wet clay tablet and gets out his stylus.
The roach creeps obediently inside and sits there quietly as the wasp lays her
  egg on its underside.
The roach creeps obediently into the burrow and sits there quietly, while the
  wasp plugs up the burrow with pebbles.
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