obedient

[oh-bee-dee-uh nt] /oʊˈbi di ənt/
adjective
1.
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
Related forms
obediently, adverb
overobedient, adjective
overobediently, adverb
preobedient, adjective
preobediently, adverb
quasi-obedient, adjective
quasi-obediently, adverb
superobedient, adjective
superobediently, adverb
Synonyms
compliant, docile, tractable, yielding, deferential, respectful.
Antonyms
recalcitrant.
British Dictionary definitions for quasiobedient
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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Word Origin and History for quasiobedient
obedient
early 13c., from O.Fr. obedient (11c.), from L. obedientem (nom. obediens), prp. of oboedire "to obey" (see obey).
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