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o•be•di•ence(oʊˈbi di əns)
The following words can all be used to describe someone who does what they are told and can be controlled easily:
Obedient usually shows approval, especially when you are talking about children or people who are under strict authority.
Acquiescent, compliant, docile and submissive often show approval but are also sometimes used to indicate mild disapproval.
Acquiescent and compliant are formal words.
Subservient and tame show mild disapproval.
Servile and slavish show strong disapproval.
Docile and obedient are also used to describe animals. When used like this, they show approval.
|Noun||1.||obedience - the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person|
truckling - the act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)
|2.||obedience - the trait of being willing to obey |
submissiveness - the trait of being willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.
disobedience - the trait of being unwilling to obey
|3.||obedience - behavior intended to please your parents; "their children were never very strong on obedience"; "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"|
filial duty - duty of a child to its parents
defiance, disobedience, stubbornness, obstinacy, insubordination, recalcitrance, wilfulness
"They who know the least obey the best" [George Farquhar]
to command obedience → inspirar obediencia
to owe obedience to sb (frm) → deber obediencia a algn
to show obedience to sb/sth → obedecer a algn/algo
in obedience to your orders (frm) → conforme a or en cumplimiento de sus órdenes
in obedience to your wishes (frm) → obedeciendo a sus deseos
obedience to sb/sth → l'obéissance à qn/qch
obedience to the elders → l'obéissance aux aînés
obedience to the law → l'obéissance à la loi
in obedience to → conformément à
He did it in obedience to her wishes → Il l'a fait conformément à ses souhaits.