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Meaning of “obedience” - Learner’s Dictionary

obedience

noun [U]
 
 
/əʊˈbiːdiəns/
the quality of being willing to do what you are told to do: He demanded complete obedience from his soldiers. →  Opposite disobedience Obedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law
obedient
 
 
/əʊˈbiːdiənt/ adjective
willing to do what you are told to do: an obedient child/dog →  Opposite disobedient Obedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law
Translations of “obedience”
in Korean 복종…
in Arabic طاعة…
in Portuguese obediência…
in Catalan obediència…
in Japanese 従順…
in Italian ubbidienza…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或動物的)服從,聽話,馴服…
in Russian повиновение, послушание…
in Turkish itaat, boyun eğme…
in Chinese (Simplified) (人或动物的)服从,听话,驯服…
in Polish posłuszeństwo…
(Definition of obedience from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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