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



BrE BrE//əˈbiːdiənt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbiːdiənt//
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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
  • Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin oboedient- ‘obeying’, from the verb oboedire, from ob- ‘in the direction of’ + audire ‘hear’.Idioms (old use) used to end a formal letter
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: obedient