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[ UK /dˌɪsə‍ʊbˈiːdi‍ənt/ ]
[ US /ˌdɪsəˈbidiənt, ˌdɪsoʊˈbidiənt/ ]
  1. unwilling to submit to authority
    unruly teenagers
  2. not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
    disobedient children
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How To Use disobedient In A Sentence

  • Anita, a few years older, is everything Meena wants to be - the disobedient, uncompromising leader of a gang of girls.
  • Lef. a modernist -- call him disobedient, speak of illicit consecrations, all right, but to call him a modernist is absurde -- as absurde as to state the consecrations would have been invalid. Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion
  • Dash is willful and disobedient because he's bored - he wants to use his super-speed to excel in sports.
  • Police worked overtime at the weekend, patrolling roads for close to 20 hours on Saturday in an effort to catch disobedient drivers.
  • She jumps on her children instantly if they're disobedient.
  • Meanwhile, City Of York Council's Murray Rose has introduced a range of initiatives to improve the behaviour of the most disobedient pupils.
  • The whole event existed somewhere between a mildly disobedient vigil, a human rights conference, and a counterculture festival.
  • For you therefore which believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner; and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. The Epistles of St. Peter
  • When he refused to obey their summons, they deposed him, declaring him to be disobedient, obstinate, rebellious, a breaker of rules, a perturber of ecclesiastical unity, a perjurer, a schismatic, The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2
  • They're right posh, and spawning, but people don't go onto Parkinson to be treated like disobedient children.
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