April 23, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
obedient /oʊˈbiːdijənt/ adjective
obedient
/oʊˈbiːdijənt/
adjective
The dogs are very obedient.
The dogs are very obedient.
Learner's definition of OBEDIENT

[more obedient; most obedient]

: willing to do what someone tells you to do or to follow a law, rule, etc. : willing to obey

  • obedient to the law

  • an obedient child/dog

— opposite DISOBEDIENT

— obedience /oʊˈbiːdijəns/ noun

  • blind/unquestioning obedience

  • Students are expected to act in obedience to the rules of the school. [=are expected to obey the rules of the school]

  • He's been taking his dog to obedience classes/school/training.

— obediently adverb

  • The children stood obediently in line.

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