Student Thesaurus

One entry found for obedience.
Entry Word: obedience
Function: noun
Text: 1 a bending to the authority or control of another <the drill sergeant demanded complete and unquestioning obedience from the recruits>
Synonyms compliance, conformity, observance, submission, subordination
Related Words acquiescence, agreeability, amenability; docility, submissiveness; capitulation, surrender, yielding; servility, slavishness, subservience; inhibition, repression, restraint, suppression; control, discipline, order
Near Antonyms contrariness, frowardness, intractability, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, refractoriness; disrespect, impudence, insolence, rudeness; insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, revolt; hardheadedness, mulishness, obstinacy, perversity, stubbornness, willfulness; misbehavior, mischievousness, naughtiness; dissent, dissidence
Antonyms disobedience, insubordination, noncompliance, rebelling, rebellion
2 a readiness or willingness to yield to the wishes of others <the cowardly obedience with which the dictator's henchmen followed his every command> -- see COMPLIANCE 1