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Definition 1: the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for obedience in the sense of this definition

(obedience is a kind of ...) the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

(... is a kind of obedience ) the act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)

Definition 2: behavior intended to please your parents - [noun denoting act]

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

  • their children were never very strong on obedience
  • he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes

Synonyms for obedience in the sense of this definition

(obedience is a kind of ...) duty of a child to its parents

Definition 3: the trait of being willing to obey - [noun denoting attribute]

(obedience is a kind of ...) the trait of being easily persuaded

(... is a kind of obedience ) the trait of being willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.

(... are attributes of obedience) dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority

"an obedient soldier" "obedient children" "a little man obedient to his wife" "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"

(... are attributes of obedience) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

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