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English adjective: obedient

1. obedient dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority


SamplesAn obedient soldier.
Obedient children.
A little man obedient to his wife.
The obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened.


Similaracquiescent, biddable, conformable, duteous, dutiful, Y2K compliant


See alsocompliant, docile, good, manageable, manipulable, submissive, tractable


Attributeobedience


Antonymsdisobedient









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