Simple Definition of disobedience
: refusal or failure to obey rules, laws, etc. : a lack of obedience
Full Definition of disobedience
: refusal or neglect to obey
Examples of disobedience
The student's disobedience shocked the teacher.
The dog was punished for its disobedience.
First Known Use of disobedience
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Definition of disobedience
: an act of failing or refusing to behave as told or taught <The dog was punished for disobedience.>
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