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disobedience

noun dis·obe·di·ence \ˌdis-ə-ˈbē-dē-ən(t)s, -ō-ˈbē-\

: refusal or failure to obey rules, laws, etc. : a lack of obedience

Full Definition of DISOBEDIENCE

:  refusal or neglect to obey

Examples of DISOBEDIENCE

  1. The student's disobedience shocked the teacher.
  2. The dog was punished for its disobedience.

First Known Use of DISOBEDIENCE

15th century
DISOBEDIENCE Defined for Kids

disobedience

noun dis·obe·di·ence \ˌdis-ə-ˈbē-dē-əns\

Definition of DISOBEDIENCE for Kids

:  an act of failing or refusing to behave as told or taught <The dog was punished for disobedience.>

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