neglecting or refusing to obey; not submitting; refractory.
- dis·o·be·di·ent·ly, adverb
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How to use disobedient in a sentence
Many asylum superintendents thought restraints such as straightjackets “rarely…necessary among males,” yet it was standard for disobedient women to be constrained.Declared Insane for Speaking Up: The Dark American History of Silencing Women Through Psychiatry | Kate Moore | June 22, 2021 | Time
disobedient Objects is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from July 26 to February 1, 2015.Why the Left Protests Better: A History of ‘Disobedient Objects’ | Nico Hines | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The archetype of the disobedient Cossack who will not stoop to intimidation remains an important part of Ukrainian identity.
So, of course, ever-disobedient, the IOA opted to hold the elections two days after on Feb. 9.India’s Olympic Mess: Why You Won’t See the Nation’s Flag in Sochi | Kevin Fixler | February 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
disobedient businessmen, disloyal functionaries, and opposition activists—these are the “criminals” the Kremlin wishes to pursue.Putin Toys With Obama as Syria Burns and Snowden Runs Free | Garry Kasparov | July 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
"You don't want to do your duty; that's what it is, you disobedient wench," said the minister sternly.
The law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
He procured lettres de cachet from the King, and shut up his disobedient and debauched son in various state-prisons.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX | John Lord
To threaten a disobedient servant with the jambok—be he Hottentot, Fingo, or Caffre—is to bring him back to kneeling obeisance.The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid
The Prophet's divinely commanded actions witnessed beforehand what should come upon the disobedient, rebellious nation.The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
British Dictionary definitions for disobedient
not obedient; neglecting or refusing to obey
- disobediently, adverb
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