disobedience

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

Definition of disobedience

  1. :  refusal or neglect to obey

Examples of disobedience in a sentence

  1. The student's disobedience shocked the teacher.

  2. The dog was punished for its disobedience.

15th Century

First Known Use of disobedience

15th century


DISOBEDIENCE Defined for English Language Learners

disobedience

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

Definition of disobedience for English Language Learners

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


DISOBEDIENCE Defined for Kids

disobedience

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

Definition of disobedience for Students

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



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