disobedient

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adjective dis·obe·di·ent \-ənt\

Definition of disobedient

  1. :  refusing or neglecting to obey

disobediently

adverb

Examples of disobedient in a Sentence

  1. The disobedient soldier was given cleanup duty.

  2. The dog was being disobedient.

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First Known Use of disobedient

15th century


DISOBEDIENT Defined for English Language Learners

disobedient

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Definition of disobedient for English Language Learners

  • : not doing what someone or something with authority tells you to do : refusing or failing to obey rules, laws, etc.


DISOBEDIENT Defined for Kids

disobedient

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adjective dis·obe·di·ent \ˌdis-ə-ˈbē-dē-ənt\

Definition of disobedient for Students

  1. :  not behaving as told or taught a disobedient child

disobediently

adverb


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