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Definition of obedient adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//əˈbidiənt//
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  • doing what you are told to do; willing to obey an obedient child obedient to somebody/something He was always obedient to his father's wishes. opposite disobedient
  • Idioms
    your obedient servant (old use)
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    used to end a formal letter
    , NAmE//əˈbidiəns//
    noun [uncountable] blind/complete/unquestioning/total obedience obedience to somebody/something He has acted in obedience to the law.
    adverb She walked out of the room and the dog followed obediently at her heels.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: obedient