disobedience

[ dis-uh-bee-dee-uh ns ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈbi di əns /

noun

lack of obedience or refusal to comply; disregard or transgression.

Nearby words

  1. disnature,
  2. disney,
  3. disney, walt,
  4. disneyfy,
  5. disneyland,
  6. disobedient,
  7. disobey,
  8. disoblige,
  9. disodium,
  10. disodium phosphate

Origin of disobedience

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French desobedience, equivalent to des- dis-1 + obedience obedience

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British Dictionary definitions for disobedience

disobedience

/ (ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəns) /

noun

lack of obedience
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Word Origin and History for disobedience

disobedience

n.

c.1400, from Old French desobedience, from Vulgar Latin *disobedientia (replacing Latin inobedientia) from Latin dis- (see dis-) + obedientia (see obedience). The English word replaced earlier desobeissance in this sense, and inobedience (c.1200).

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