Definition of disobedience
: refusal or neglect to obey
Examples of disobedience in a Sentence
The student's disobedience shocked the teacher.
The dog was punished for its disobedience.
Recent Examples of disobedience from the Web
The stuff DeNiro offered up follows the same pattern on college and university campuses across the country that promotes civil disobedience through vocal vitriol.
Their act of civil disobedience was picked up by a local news website, the Village Green, and drew attention from larger media outlets.
Students stormed a board of trustees meeting, and a May 1 protest turned violent, so already lawmakers have submitted several new bills that would increase penalties on acts of disobedience.
Failure or disobedience would result in certain death.
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First Known Use of disobedience
DISOBEDIENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disobedience for English Language Learners
: refusal or failure to obey rules, laws, etc. : a lack of obedience
DISOBEDIENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of disobedience for Students
: an act of failing or refusing to behave as told or taught The dog was punished for disobedience.
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