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obedient

[oh-bee-dee-uh nt] /oʊˈbi di ənt/
adjective
1.
obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority:
an obedient son.
Origin of obedient
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin oboedient- (stem of oboediēns), present participle of oboedīre to obey; see -ent
Related forms
obediently, adverb
overobedient, adjective
overobediently, adverb
preobedient, adjective
preobediently, adverb
quasi-obedient, adjective
quasi-obediently, adverb
superobedient, adjective
superobediently, adverb
Synonyms
compliant, docile, tractable, yielding, deferential, respectful.
Antonyms
recalcitrant.
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  • He shook a dirty finger in the poodle's face, and it obediently stretched its mouth, to show all its little gold-filled teeth.

    The Little Colonel's Hero Annie Fellows Johnston
  • “Put out your tongue,” he ordered abruptly, and I did so obediently.

    A Middy of the King Harry Collingwood
  • He twitched the reins, and Coaley obediently shouldered Rab out of the trail and turned him neatly toward the Douglas ranch.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • And I obediently piled the gilt parlor furniture in corners.

  • "Yes, Aszszony," Marushka said obediently, and she and Banda were very quiet.

    Our Little Hungarian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • “Little mother,” he whispered, with a kiss, and obediently went.

    The Indifference of Juliet Grace S. Richmond
  • She obediently retreated, and the dim light within was suddenly extinguished.

    The Ghost Breaker Charles Goddard
  • Pierre obediently sat down, his eyes asking if he were doing right.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Jurobei, who understood that this was strategy on his master's part, obediently allowed himself to be bound.

    Romances of Old Japan Yei Theodora Ozaki
British Dictionary definitions for obediently

obedient

/əˈbiːdɪənt/
adjective
1.
obeying or willing to obey
Derived Forms
obediently, adverb
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, from Latin oboediens, present participle of oboedīre to obey
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Word Origin and History for obediently

obedient

adj.

c.1200, from Old French obedient "obedient" (11c.), from Latin oboedientem (nominative oboediens), present participle of oboedire "to obey" (see obey). Related: Obediently.

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