IPA: oʊbˈidiʌnt


  • One who obeys.


  • Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.

Examples of "obedient" in Sentences

  • He was most obedient to the elders.
  • He was the quintessential obedient axe man.
  • His subservience shows that he is obedient.
  • Obediently, Casanova hands Manusardi the bridle.
  • They are generally obedient, pliant, and obsequious.
  • Piccarreta was always submissive and obedient to the Church.
  • If you try to keep people totally dependent and obedient, that is slavery.
  • Second, it gave the Jews a reason to remain obedient to the priestly leaders.
  • The subjects didn't want to shock the other person, they just felt compelled to follow orders and remain obedient.
  • This revolutionary change has, not surprisingly, been opposed by many elements that are recalcitrant, those who remain obedient to dogma, to tradition and the heavy legacy of past conditioning.
  • The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views.
  • I call it obedient patience because he was patient with an eye to his Father's will, thus pleading with himself, This commandment have I received of my Father, and thus submitting to God, Not as I will, but as thou wilt.
  • ` No, no, 'I answered; ` if the ship was going down, and you had to take your chance in one of the boats, which would you choose, the one manned by those fellows you anathematise, or with the men you call obedient sons of the Church?'
  • As the good Spirit works that which is good in obedient souls, so this evil spirit works that which is evil in wicked men; and he now works, not only heretofore, but even since the world has been blessed with the light of the glorious gospel.

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