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 ?
I am not sorry you lost them, for you broke the rules, and deserved some punishment for disobedience," was the severe reply, which rather disappointed the young lady, who expected nothing but sympathy.
A truant provincial was paying the forfeit of his disobedience, by being plundered of those very effects which had caused him to desert his place in the ranks.
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.
When I converse with the freest of my neighbors, I perceive that, whatever they may say about the magnitude and seriousness of the question, and their regard for the public tranquillity, the long and the short of the matter is, that they cannot spare the protection of the existing government, and they dread the consequences to their property and families of disobedience to it.
On that same occasion I learned, for the first time, from Miss Abbot's communications to Bessie, that my father had been a poor clergyman; that my mother had married him against the wishes of her friends, who considered the match beneath her; that my grandfather Reed was so irritated at her disobedience, he cut her off without a shilling; that after my mother and father had been married a year, the latter caught the typhus fever while visiting among the poor of a large manufacturing town where his curacy was situated, and where that disease was then prevalent: that my mother took the infection from him, and both died within a month of each other.
Miss Cathy - conversant with no bad deeds except her own slight acts of disobedience, injustice, and passion, arising from hot temper and thoughtlessness, and repented of on the day they were committed - was amazed at the blackness of spirit that could brood on and cover revenge for years, and deliberately prosecute its plans without a visitation of remorse.
Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of EDEN, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of OREB, or of SINAI, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of CHAOS: Or if SION Hill Delight thee more, and SILOA'S Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' AONIAN Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
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.
She then gave two glass bottles into the Princess's charge, desiring her to take the greatest care of them, and having enforced her orders with the most awful threats in case of disobedience, she vanished, leaving the little girl at liberty to explore the palace and grounds and a good deal relieved at having only two apparently easy tasks set her.
And in this respect only I believe myself to differ from men in general, and may perhaps claim to be wiser than they are:--that whereas I know but little of the world below, I do not suppose that I know: but I do know that injustice and disobedience to a better, whether God or man, is evil and dishonourable, and I will never fear or avoid a possible good rather than a certain evil.
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.