disobedience

  • 1 Disobedience — Dis o*be di*ence, n. Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition. [1913 Webster] He is undutiful to him other actions, and lives in open disobedience. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disobedience — index anarchy, bad faith, breach, contempt (disobedience to the court), defiance, disloyalty, disregard (lack of respect) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 disobedience — c.1400, from O.Fr. desobedience, from V.L. *disobedientia (replacing L. inobedientia) from L. dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + obedientia (see OBEDIENCE (Cf. obedience)). The English word replaced earlier desobeissance in this sense, and inobedience (c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 disobedience — [n] misbehavior; noncompliance with rules defiance, dereliction, disregard, indiscipline, infraction, infringement, insubmission, insubordination, insurgence, intractableness, mutiny, neglect, nonobservance, perversity, rebellion, recalcitrance,… …

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  • 5 disobedience — [dis΄ō bē′dē əns, dis΄ə bē′dē əns] n. [ME < OFr desobedience: see DIS & OBEDIENCE] refusal to obey; failure to follow rules, commands, etc.; insubordination …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 disobedience — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ civil ▪ He called for a campaign of civil disobedience. ▪ the threat of mass civil disobedience ▪ wilful/willful VERB + DISOBEDIENCE ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 disobedience — n. 1) willful disobedience 2) civil disobedience 3) disobedience to (disobedience to orders) * * * [ˌdɪsə biːdjəns] civil disobedience willful disobedience disobedience to (disobedience to orders) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 Disobedience — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disobedience >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disobedience disobedience insubordination contumacy Sgm: N 1 infraction infraction infringement Sgm: N 1 violation violation noncompliance Sgm: N 1 nonobservance nonobservance …

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  • 9 disobedience — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Refusal to obey Nouns 1. disobedience, insubordination, contumacy; infraction, infringement; naughtiness; violation, noncompliance; recusancy; nonobservance. Slang, behavishness, orneriness. See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 disobedience — [[t]dɪ̱səbi͟ːdiəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT Disobedience is deliberately not doing what someone tells you to do, or what a rule or law says that you should do …

    English dictionary

  • 11 disobedience — See civil disobedience civil disorder …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 disobedience — See civil disobedience civil disorder …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 disobedience — See wilful disobedience …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 disobedience — disobedient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ failing or refusing to be obedient. DERIVATIVES disobedience noun disobediently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 disobedience — noun Date: 15th century refusal or neglect to obey …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 disobedience — /dis euh bee dee euhns/, n. lack of obedience or refusal to comply; disregard or transgression. [1350 1400; ME < OF desobedience, equiv. to des DIS 1 + obedience OBEDIENCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 disobedience — noun Refusal to obey. the disobedient child Syn: contumacy, rebellion Ant: obedience See Also: disobedient …

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  • 18 disobedience — Synonyms and related words: abnegation, antipathy, averseness, aversion, backwardness, contradiction, cursoriness, declension, declination, declinature, declining, denial, deprivation, disagreement, disallowance, disclaimer, disclamation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 disobedience — A term that covers several types of misbehavior, including deviating from the course, a refusal, run out, and resistance …

    Equestrian sports dictionary

  • 20 disobedience — dis|o|be|di|ence [ ,dısə bidiəns ] noun uncount someone s behavior when they do not obey orders or rules ─ opposite OBEDIENCE …

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