disobedience


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dis·o·be·di·ence

 (dĭs′ə-bē′dē-əns)
n.
Refusal or failure to obey.

dis′o·be′di·ent adj.
dis′o·be′di·ent·ly adv.

disobedience

(ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəns)
n
lack of obedience

dis•o•be•di•ence

(ˌdɪs əˈbi di əns)

n.
lack of obedience or refusal to comply; disregard or transgression.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disobedience - the failure to obeydisobedience - the failure to obey      
insubordination, rebelliousness - an insubordinate act
contempt - a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
contumacy - willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
obedience, obeisance - the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
2.disobedience - the trait of being unwilling to obey
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control
mischievousness, naughtiness, badness - an attribute of mischievous children
obedience - the trait of being willing to obey

disobedience

disobedience

noun
The condition or practice of not obeying:
Translations
عِصْيان، تَمَرُّد
neposlušnost
ulydighed
óhlÿîni
neubogljivost
itaatsizlik

disobedience

[ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəns] Ndesobediencia f

disobedience

[ˌdɪsəˈbiːdiəns] ndésobéissance f

disobedience

nUngehorsam m(to gegenüber)

disobedience

[ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəns] ndisubbidienza

disobey

(disəˈbei) verb
to fail or refuse to do what is commanded. He disobeyed my orders not to go into the road; He disobeyed his mother.
ˌdisoˈbedience (-ˈbiːdjəns) noun
failing or refusing to obey. You must be punished for your disobedience!
ˌdisoˈbedient (-ˈbiːdjənt) adjective
failing or refusing to obey. a disobedient child.
ˌdisoˈbediently adverb

disobedience

n. desobediencia.
References in classic literature ?
This contingency of his disobedience had been foreseen - as all the rest had been.
But in little domestic difficulties, where the penalty of consumption, or death, is out of the question, this theory of Configuration sometimes comes in awkwardly; and I must confess that occasionally when one of my own Hexagonal Grandsons pleads as an excuse for his disobedience that a sudden change of the temperature has been too much for his Perimeter, and that I ought to lay the blame not on him but on his Configuration, which can only be strengthened by abundance of the choicest sweetmeats, I neither see my way logically to reject, nor practically to accept, his conclusions.
Certainly, if Raffles had continued alive and susceptible of further treatment when he arrived, and he had then imagined any disobedience to his orders on the part of Bulstrode, he would have made a strict inquiry, and if his conjecture had been verified he would have thrown up the case, in spite of his recent heavy obligation.
It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.
The country is more or less familiar with the history of that garrison, particularly with the slaughter by the Sioux of a detachment of eighty-one men and officers--not one escaping--through disobedience of orders by its commander, the brave but reckless Captain Fetterman.
Thwackum held, that this was flying in Mr Allworthy's face, who had intended to punish the fellow for his disobedience.
To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of twenty-six and eighteen is to do pretty well; and professing myself moreover convinced that the general's unjust interference, so far from being really injurious to their felicity, was perhaps rather conducive to it, by improving their knowledge of each other, and adding strength to their attachment, I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be altogether to recommend parental tyranny, or reward filial disobedience.
Terrible examples have taught you how he punishes disobedience and crime.
As with all sinners among men, the sin of this son of Amittai was in his wilful disobedience of the command of God --never mind now what that command was, or how conveyed --which he found a hard command.
replied Prince John, with a deep sigh of affected sympathy, ``since your son was a follower of my unhappy brother, it need not be enquired where or from whom he learned the lesson of filial disobedience.
Choice is taken from them, and conscience is either killed, or, if it lives at all, lives but to give rebellion its fascination and disobedience its charm.
For no other purpose but to see Alan would he have entered a billiard-room; but he had desired to palliate the fact of his disobedience, and now it appeared that he frequented these disreputable haunts upon his own account.