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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disobedient  \Dis`o*be"di*ent\,  a.  [Pref.  dis-  +  obedient.  See 
  {Disobey},  {Obedient}.] 
  1.  Neglecting  or  refusing  to  obey;  omitting  to  do  what  is 
  commanded,  or  doing  what  is  prohibited;  refractory;  not 
  observant  of  duty  or  rules  prescribed  by  authority;  -- 
  applied  to  persons  and  acts 
 
  This  disobedient  spirit  in  the  colonies.  --Burke. 
 
  Disobedient  unto  the  word  of  the  Lord.  --1  Kings 
  xiii.  26. 
 
  2.  Not  yielding. 
 
  Medicines  used  unnecessarily  contribute  to  shorten 
  life,  by  sooner  rendering  peculiar  parts  of  the 
  system  disobedient  to  stimuli.  --E.  Darwin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disobedient 
  adj  1:  not  obeying  or  complying  with  commands  of  those  in 
  authority;  "disobedient  children"  [ant:  {obedient}] 
  2:  unwilling  to  submit  to  authority;  "unruly  teenagers"  [syn:  {unruly}] 




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