: refusal or neglect to obey
Examples of DISOBEDIENCE
- The student's disobedience shocked the teacher.
- The dog was punished for its disobedience.
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Related to DISOBEDIENCE
- balkiness, contrariness, contumacy, defiance, frowardness, insubordination, intractability, obstreperousness, rebellion, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, unruliness, waywardness, willfulness
- compliance, obedience, submission, subordinateness, subordination, tractability, tractableness
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