disobey disobey  /ˌdɪs ə ˈbeɪ/


  • (v) refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient


  1. The pilots were dismissed because they threatened to disobey orders, but Israeli law permits soldiers to disobey clearly illegal commands.
  2. None dared disobey her commands.
  3. The aiga's wrath awaits those who disobey.


  1. France: Mayor Says He Might Perform Wedding for Two Girls, But "Not Two Boys"

    Another mayor in France is planning to disobey the new marriage equality law, but with a twist. Mayor Claude Binaud of Matha seems fine with marrying two women, or "girls" as he calls them, but not two men.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gayapolis

  2. Gazette.Net: Takoma sculptures cater to eyes and butts

    It’s not uncommon to come across a warning in most museums: Do not touch! Loud alarms and whirring lights await your misjudged decision to disobey. In Takoma Park , however, the artists of a recently released sculpture series not only want you to touch the art — they are inviting you to sit on it.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Burtonsville Gazette


  1. "Every soldier and officer should absolutely disobey any order to kill Muslims or aid their killers," says al-Zawahri, who also singled out Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani as a "hostile enemy of Islam."
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Even though I did not agree with the opinions of the rabbi and I opposed his call to disobey orders, that did not detract from his great love for the people of Israel, the Land of Israel and Israeli heritage," Olmert said.
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Ehud Olmert Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "My mother insisted to go because she considered that as a religious duty, but not me. She said she cannot disobey al-Sistani. Why should I care? Nothing has changed since we have elected this government: no security, no electricity, no water,"...
    on Oct 16, 2005 By: Saad Eddin Ibrahim Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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