disobedient
I adjective apostatizing, arbitrary, averse, contrary, contumacious, culpable, defiant, delinquent, derelict, disloyal, disorderly, disregarding, disrespectful, fractious, froward, headstrong, hostile, ill-behaved, incorrigible, indisposed, insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectional, intractable, irascible, irresponsible, lawbreaking, lawless, licentious, loath, misbehaving, mutinous, neglectful, negligent, non obsequi, noncompliant, obdurate, objecting, obstinate, obstreperous, opposed, opposing, perfidious, perverse, rebellious, recalcitrant, recusant, refractory, reluctant, remiss, renitent, resistant, resistive, restive, riotous, stubborn, traitorous, transgressive, treasonous, trespassing, truant, uncompliant, uncomplying, unconsenting, uncooperative, undependable, undisciplined, undutiful, unfaithful, ungovernable, unmanageable, unmindful, unreliable, unruly, unsubmissive, unwilling, unyielding, violating, violative, wayward, wild, willful associated concepts: disobedience to lawful mandate of court, lawful disobedience, willful disobedience II index adverse (hostile), broken (unfulfilled), contumacious, disorderly, dissident, froward, insolent, insubordinate, intractable, irresponsible, lawless, nonconforming, nonconsenting, perfidious, perverse, recalcitrant, recusant, restive, uncontrollable, unruly, untrue

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  • Disobedient — Dis o*be di*ent, a. [Pref. dis + obedient. See {Disobey}, {Obedient}.] 1. Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; applied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disobedient — early 15c., dysobedyent, from O.Fr. desobedient, from V.L. *disobedientem (replacing L. inobedientem) from L. dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + obedientem (see OBEDIENT (Cf. obedient)). Related: Disobediently. Earlier in the same sense was disobeissant… …   Etymology dictionary

  • disobedient — [adj] defiant, mischievous contrary, contumacious, disorderly, fractious, froward, headstrong, insubordinate, intractable, naughty, noncompliant, nonobservant, obstreperous, perverse, recalcitrant, refractory, resistive, uncompliant,… …   New thesaurus

  • disobedient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ failing or refusing to be obedient. DERIVATIVES disobedience noun disobediently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disobedient — [dis΄ə bē′dēənt] adj. [ME < OFr desobedient] not obedient; refusing or failing to obey; insubordinate; refractory disobediently adv …   English World dictionary

  • disobedient — adj. disobedient to * * * [ˌdɪsə biːdjənt] disobedient to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disobedient — [[t]dɪ̱səbi͟ːdiənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are disobedient, you deliberately do not do what someone in authority tells you to do, or what a rule or law says that you should do. Her tone was that of a parent ordering a disobedient child to behave… …   English dictionary

  • disobedient — adj. Disobedient is used with these nouns: ↑child …   Collocations dictionary

  • disobedient — dis|o|be|di|ent [ ,dısə bidiənt ] adjective deliberately doing the opposite of what someone in authority has told you to do, or deliberately not obeying rules: a disobedient child ─ opposite OBEDIENT ╾ dis|o|be|di|ent|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disobedient — adjective he had never been punished for being disobedient Syn: insubordinate, unruly, wayward, badly behaved, naughty, delinquent, disruptive, troublesome, rebellious, defiant, mutinous, recalcitrant, uncooperative, truculent, willful,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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