- Failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority: disobedience to law is sometimes justifiedMore example sentences
insubordination, unruliness, waywardness, indiscipline, bad behaviour, misbehaviour, misconduct, delinquency, disruptiveness, troublemaking, rebellion, defiance, mutiny, revolt, recalcitrance, lack of cooperation, non-compliance, wilfulness, intractability, awkwardness, perversity, perverseness, contrariness; naughtiness, mischievousness, mischief, roguery, impishness• archaic or Law contumacy, infraction
- Doing so would constitute the offence of wilful disobedience of an order under the Act.
- On the other hand, the military takes a very dim view of disobedience of orders - and with very good reason.
- The debate is not about whether or not disobedience to law is justified in a totalitarian regime.