- The quality of being obedient.
- Obedience is essential in any army.
- disobedience, defiance, rebellion (ignoring)
- violation (ignoring, especially rules)
- control, dominance (ruling)
quality of being obedient
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- obedience in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- obedience in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911