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obedient

adjective uk   /əˈbiː.di.ənt/  us   /oʊ-/
doing, or willing to do, what you have been told to do by someone in authority: Students are expected to be quiet and obedient in the classroom. an obedient dog
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Opposite
obediently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The dog trotted obediently to his master.
Translations of “obedient”
in Korean 복종하는…
in Arabic مُطيع…
in Portuguese obediente…
in Catalan obedient…
in Japanese 従順な…
in Italian ubbidiente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 服從的, 順從的,聽話的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 服从的, 顺从的,听话的…
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