Synonyms and Antonyms of obedience

  1. 1 a bending to the authority or control of another the drill sergeant demanded complete and unquestioning obedience from the recruits Synonyms of obedience compliance, conformity, submission, subordination Words Related to obedience abidance, agreeability, amenability, teachableness, tractability, tractableness, trainability; acquiescence, capitulation, obeisance, obsequiousness, submissiveness, surrender, yielding; deference, docility, dutifulness, humility, meekness, modesty, servility, slavishness, subordinateness, subservience, subserviency; inhibition, repression, restraint, suppression; control, discipline, dutifulness, order Near Antonyms of obedience noncooperation, recusancy; disrespect, impudence, insolence, rudeness; insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, revolt; hardheadedness, mulishness, mutinousness, obstinacy, obstinateness, perversity, pigheadedness, stubbornness; misbehavior, mischievousness, naughtiness; dissent, dissidence Antonyms of obedience balkiness, contrariness, contumacy, defiance, disobedience, frowardness, insubordination, intractability, noncompliance, obstreperousness, rebelling, rebellion, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, self-will, unruliness, waywardness, willfulness

  2. 2 a readiness or willingness to yield to the wishes of others the cowardly obedience with which the dictator's henchmen followed his every command Synonyms of obedience acquiescence, biddability, compliancy, deference, docility, compliance, submissivenessWords Related to obedience amenability, amiability, complaisance, good-naturedness; obsequiousness, servility, slavishness, subservience, subserviency; conformity; cooperativeness, receptiveness, receptivity; humoring, indulgence; acceptance, assent, consent; capitulation, submission, surrender; affability, amicability, congeniality, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, sociabilityNear Antonyms of obedience animosity, antipathy, enmity, hostility, ill willAntonyms of obedience defiance, disobedience, intractability, recalcitrance

  3. 3 the following of a custom, rule, or law expectations of strict obedience to the guidelines were soon dashed Synonyms of obedience abidance, adherence, compliance, conformance, conformity, keeping, observance, observationWords Related to obedience deference, honor, regard, respect, upholding; accession, acquiescence, submission, surrender; attendance, attention, heed, noticeNear Antonyms of obedience brush-off, disregard, ignoring; delinquency, dereliction, forgetting, neglect, overlooking; offense (or offence), sin, wrong; challenge, defiance, flouting, rebellionAntonyms of obedience breach, contravention, infraction, infringement, nonobservance, transgression, trespass, violation

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