disobedient

  • 1Disobedient — Dis o*be di*ent, a. [Pref. dis + obedient. See {Disobey}, {Obedient}.] 1. Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; applied… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2disobedient — I adjective apostatizing, arbitrary, averse, contrary, contumacious, culpable, defiant, delinquent, derelict, disloyal, disorderly, disregarding, disrespectful, fractious, froward, headstrong, hostile, ill behaved, incorrigible, indisposed,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3disobedient — early 15c., dysobedyent, from O.Fr. desobedient, from V.L. *disobedientem (replacing L. inobedientem) from L. dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + obedientem (see OBEDIENT (Cf. obedient)). Related: Disobediently. Earlier in the same sense was disobeissant… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4disobedient — [adj] defiant, mischievous contrary, contumacious, disorderly, fractious, froward, headstrong, insubordinate, intractable, naughty, noncompliant, nonobservant, obstreperous, perverse, recalcitrant, refractory, resistive, uncompliant,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5disobedient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ failing or refusing to be obedient. DERIVATIVES disobedience noun disobediently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6disobedient — [dis΄ə bē′dēənt] adj. [ME < OFr desobedient] not obedient; refusing or failing to obey; insubordinate; refractory disobediently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7disobedient — adj. disobedient to * * * [ˌdɪsə biːdjənt] disobedient to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8disobedient — [[t]dɪ̱səbi͟ːdiənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are disobedient, you deliberately do not do what someone in authority tells you to do, or what a rule or law says that you should do. Her tone was that of a parent ordering a disobedient child to behave… …

    English dictionary

  • 9disobedient — adj. Disobedient is used with these nouns: ↑child …

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  • 10disobedient — dis|o|be|di|ent [ ,dısə bidiənt ] adjective deliberately doing the opposite of what someone in authority has told you to do, or deliberately not obeying rules: a disobedient child ─ opposite OBEDIENT ╾ dis|o|be|di|ent|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11disobedient — adjective he had never been punished for being disobedient Syn: insubordinate, unruly, wayward, badly behaved, naughty, delinquent, disruptive, troublesome, rebellious, defiant, mutinous, recalcitrant, uncooperative, truculent, willful,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12disobedient — UK [ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪənt] / US [ˌdɪsəˈbɪdɪənt] adjective deliberately doing the opposite of what someone in authority has told you to do, or deliberately not obeying rules a disobedient child Derived word: disobediently adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 13disobedient — adjective Date: 15th century refusing or neglecting to obey • disobediently adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14disobedient — disobediently, adv. /dis euh bee dee euhnt/, adj. neglecting or refusing to obey; not submitting; refractory. [1400 50; late ME < OF desobedient, equiv. to des DIS 1 + obedient OBEDIENT] Syn. insubordinate, contumacious, defiant, rebellious,&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 15disobedient — adjective Not obedient. See Also: disobedience …

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  • 16disobedient — Synonyms and related words: anarchic, at odds, averse, bad, contrary, contumacious, cross grained, cursory, deaf to, declinatory, defiant, delinquent, derelict, differing, disagreeing, disinclined, disregardful, forced, fractious, froward,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17disobedient — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. insubordinate, refractory, defiant; see naughty , rebellious 2 , 3 , unruly . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. rebellious, noncompliant, defiant, insubordinate, unruly, recalcitrant, in submissive, fractious, contrary,&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18disobedient — dis|o|be|di|ent [ˌdısəˈbi:diənt, ˌdısəu US ˌdısə , ˌdısou ] adj deliberately not doing what you are told to do by your parents, teacher, etc ≠ ↑obedient &GT;disobedience n [U] →↑civil disobedience …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19disobedient — dis·o be·di·ent || ‚dɪsÉ™ bɪːdɪənt adj. noncompliant, insubordinate, defiant …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20disobedient — adjective failing or refusing to be obedient. Derivatives disobedience noun disobediently adverb …

    English new terms dictionary