Definition of disobedient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈbiːdiənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈbiːdiənt//
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failing or refusing to obey a disobedient child I was very disobedient to my father. opposite obedient Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French desobedient, based on Latin oboedient- ‘obeying’, from the verb oboedire, from ob- ‘in the direction of’ + audire ‘hear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disobedient