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Definition 1: not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where disobedient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • disobedient children

(disobedient is similar to ...) resistant to guidance or discipline

"Mary Mary quite contrary" "an obstinate child with a violent temper" "a perverse mood" "wayward behavior"

(disobedient is similar to ...) refusing to submit to authority

"the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"

(disobedient is similar to ...) habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

(disobedient is similar to ...) stubbornly resistant to authority or control

"a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness" "a refractory child"

(means also ...) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

(means also ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

(means also ...) hard to control

"a difficult child" "an unmanageable situation"

(means also ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

(means also ...) boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

"brought up to be aggressive and defiant" "a defiant attitude"

(means also ...) impervious to correction by punishment

(... are attributes of disobedient) the trait of being willing to obey

Definition 2: unwilling to submit to authority - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where disobedient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unruly teenagers

Synonyms for disobedient in the sense of this definition

(disobedient is similar to ...) not submissive to authority

"a history of insubordinate behavior" "insubordinate boys"

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