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Definition 1: dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority - [adjective denoting all]

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

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

(obedient is similar to ...) willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest

"too acquiescent to challenge authority" "a gentle, biddable soul"

(obedient is similar to ...) prepared to accurately process date and time data between and into the 20th and 21st centuries

(obedient is similar to ...) willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect

"a dutiful child" "a dutiful citizen" "Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife"

(obedient is similar to ...) quick to comply

"I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable"

(means also ...) willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

"the docile masses of an enslaved nation"

(means also ...) easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)

"tractable young minds" "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"

(means also ...) capable of being managed or controlled

(means also ...) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "when she was good she was very very good" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "this stump will make a good picnic table" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint" "a good secretary" "a good dress for the office"

(means also ...) inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

"submissive servants" "a submissive reply" "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

(means also ...) inclined to comply

"children compliant with the parental will"

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

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