Definition of Disobedience

1. Noun. The failure to obey.

Exact synonyms: Noncompliance
Generic synonyms: Insubordination, Rebelliousness
Specialized synonyms: Contempt, Contumacy
Derivative terms: Disobedient, Disobey, Noncompliant
Antonyms: Obedience, Compliance



2. Noun. The trait of being unwilling to obey.
Generic synonyms: Intractability, Intractableness
Specialized synonyms: Badness, Mischievousness, Naughtiness
Derivative terms: Disobedient
Antonyms: Obedience

Definition of Disobedience

1. n. Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition.

Definition of Disobedience

1. Noun. Refusal to obey. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disobedience

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disobedience

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disnaturalize
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disnatured
disnest
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disobedience (current term)
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disobediently
disobeisance
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Literary usage of Disobedience

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1. Lectures on the Moral Government of God by Nathaniel William Taylor (1859)
"Section 6 : The law expresses God's preference of obedience to disobedience, all things considered. —Two opposite views on this subject possible ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"disobedience to Lawful Orders—(a) disobedience to a Statute.—It is a misdemeanor to willfully do or omit to do an act concerning the public which is ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"This court has repeatedly said that, where the Injury to the servant is occasioned by his disobedience to the orders of the master, such disobedience Is the ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1847)
"THE disobedience OF ORDERS BY LIEUT. HUNTER, OF THE NAVY. — In the few remarks which ensue, we disclaim all intention of advocating disobedience of orders; ..."

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