Antonyms for obedience:
balkiness, unruliness, challenge, obstreperousness, insurrection, intractability, waywardness, sedition, willfulness, mulishness, hardheadedness, contumacy, revolt, rebelliousness, mutiny, frowardness, refractoriness, obstinateness, disobedience, contrariness, rebellion, noncompliance.
Synonyms for obedience:
Other synonyms and related words:
Sense 1 (noun)
integrity, give and take, legalism, cooperation.
Sense 2 (noun)
affirmation, consent, genuflection, acceptance, servility, homage, submissiveness, observance, deference, resignation, willingness, fulfillment, conformity, fealty, compliance, meekness, assent, adherence, submission, respect, conformance, capitulation, agreement, obeisance, surrender, concurrence, acquiescence.
good behavior; submissiveness (noun)
agreement, duty, submission, docility, servility, deference, tractability, willingness, meekness, acquiescence, dutifulness, conformity, observance, compliance, respect, reverence, accordance, subservience.
piousness, cultism, reverence, holiness, fidelity, piety, worshipfulness, christianity, superstitiousness, sanctimoniousness, religiousness, devoutness, dogmatism, prayerfulness, sanctification, solemnity, dutifulness.
Usage examples for obedience:
- Then, without any further delay, she set out towards the temple gate, which, in obedience to the commands of the high priest, was now locked. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- The fate of Ghent depends on absolute obedience to this order. - "A Journal of Impressions in Belgium", May Sinclair.
- In obedience to his father's request, Wilfrid went presently into the old man's bedroom, to see that all was right. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.