Definition of obedient
: submissive to the restraint or command of authority : willing to obey an obedient child an obedient dog obedient to those whom he feared — A. N. Wilson
Examples of obedient in a Sentence
that boy is so obedient that he does everything the first time he is asked
Recent Examples of obedient from the Web
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A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Puccini’s opera indulges in an uncomfortable racial stereotype: the obedient, long-suffering Japanese geisha.
Somewhere in the middle, computers will advance to the point where everyone will have, on their desk or in their pocket, the equivalent of an obedient idiot.
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Origin and Etymology of obedient
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin oboedient-, oboediens, from present participle of oboedire to obey
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of obedient
OBEDIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obedient for English Language Learners
: willing to do what someone tells you to do or to follow a law, rule, etc. : willing to obey
OBEDIENT Defined for Kids
Definition of obedient for Students
: willing to do as told by someone in authority : willing to obey
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