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synonyms for obedient

  • attentive
  • compliant
  • deferential
  • devoted
  • docile
  • dutiful
  • faithful
  • law-abiding
  • loyal
  • respectful
  • subservient
  • acquiescent
  • amenable
  • at one's beck and call
  • biddable
  • complaisant
  • controllable
  • docious
  • duteous
  • governable
  • honoring
  • in one's clutches
  • in one's pocket
  • in one's power
  • obeisant
  • obliging
  • observant
  • on a string
  • pliant
  • regardful
  • resigned
  • reverential
  • sheeplike
  • tame
  • tractable
  • under control
  • venerating
  • well-trained
  • willing
  • wrapped around finger
  • yielding
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antonyms for obedient

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  • disloyal
  • disobedient
  • inconsiderate
  • inconstant
  • neglectful
  • unfaithful
  • contrary
  • insolent
  • misbehaving
  • mutinous
  • obstinate
  • rebellious
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How to use obedient in a sentence

Many of America’s public schools were originally built to turn unruly kids into obedient soldiers or factory workers, and buildings and schoolyards reflected that mentality.
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These habits, Argentina’s leaders and intellectuals believed, would lead to a more obedient and “whitened” society.
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So even though I was not obedient in one way, I never went off the deep end and like really crossed the line to do stuff that was illegal or drugs, things like that.
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After that case was announced, people became even more obedient to our directives.
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Had you not been loved, you never would have been chastised—you would never have become an obedient and willing child.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Now she imagined herself no longer possessing but entirely possessed; no longer commanding, but utterly obedient.
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He had evidently assumed the direction of matters and his big assistant was amusingly obedient.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
But we have dwelt in tents, and have been obedient according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
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Otherwise he was obedient, and generally enjoyed romping with his sisters.
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When she, obedient to Love's rendezvous,Had reached the middle of a plain, than whichNo other more bewitching could be found.
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WORDS RELATED TO OBEDIENT

  • agreeable
  • biddable
  • consenting
  • game
  • obedient
  • ready
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