obedient obedient  /oʊ ˈbi di ənt/


  • (adj) dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority


  1. Children must be totally obedient.
  2. He was attractive, an excellent speaker, pleasant, and obedient.
  3. The Japanese seemed willing and obedient but bewildered.


  • Thanks to the Scouts

    A Boy Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. There’s no mention of sexual orientation or religious affiliation.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram


  1. "The [six-nation] talks ...... came to a permanent end because the US and the majority of the obedient parties to the talks abandoned this principle," said Kim Yong-nam, president of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly and North Korea's...
    on Jul 17, 2009 By: Kim Yong Nam Source: AsiaNews.it

  2. "The leaders on our team - James Farrior, Deshea Townsend, Hines Ward - they understand what it takes to be successful. What it takes is obediency," Polamalu said. "We're a very obedient team. You could tell us to do anything (and) we'll do...
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Troy Polamalu Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "You need to encourage her to be happy. God has put this marriage together. You need to encourage her to be submissive and obedient," Jeffs said, according to Musser.
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Warren Jeffs Source: Forbes

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