obedient

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English obedient, from Old French obedient, from Latin oboediēns, present active participle of oboediō (obey).

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obedient (comparative more obedient, superlative most obedient)

  1. Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.
    Jessica was so intensely obedient of her parents that her brother sometimes thought she was a robot.

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NounEdit

obedient (plural obedients)

  1. One who obeys.
    • 2002, John Michael Doris, Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior (page 48)
      Damn the obedients and hail the defiants if you will; the experiment does not motivate confidence about how particular subjects would behave in markedly dissimilar situations.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin oboediēns, present active participle of oboediō (obey).

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obedient (masculine and feminine plural obedients)

  1. obedient
    Antonym: desobedient

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LatinEdit

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obēdient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of obēdiō

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin oboediēns, present active participle of oboediō (obey).

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obedient m (oblique and nominative feminine singular obedient or obediente)

  1. obedient

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin obediens or Italian obbediente.

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obedient m or n (feminine singular obedientă, masculine plural obedienți, feminine and neuter plural obediente)

  1. obedient

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