Adjective "obedient" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Complying or willing to comply with an order or request; submissive to another's authority.
  1. 'children are taught to be obedient to their parents'
  2. 'Of course, every American is not always ignorant, hypocritical and obedient.'
  3. 'Dee believed the Angels to be obedient servants of God, submissive to the authority of Christ.'
  4. 'Other people enjoy the dance of the fingers across an obedient keyboard.'
  5. 'Kate is eventually tamed and obedient towards her husband by the end of the play.'
  6. 'Sometimes, he turns me into a child and I become shy and obedient.'
  7. 'Even grown men are expected to take orders from their mothers, expected to be obedient till the day they die.'
  8. 'This seems to be, in many ways, a question of one law for the them, and one for the obedient puppy, excepting for some salient cases.'
  9. 'Row after row of white tennis shoes sit upright on foot spikes like pristine, obedient soldiers standing to attention.'
  10. 'With Mimi he was expected to be neatly groomed, dutiful and obedient.'
  11. 'Like an obedient servant, who follows his master's commands, the young ones always go with the mother.'


1. obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority: an obedient son.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be obedient to whips."

"triggers can be obedient to pressures."

"rulers can be obedient to authorities."

"people can be obedient to workers."

"people can be obedient to rulers."

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Middle English: via Old French from Latin oboedient- ‘obeying’, from the verb oboedire (see obey).


your obedient servant