Definition of obedient in English:

obedient

Line breaks: obedi|ent
Pronunciation: /əˈbiːdɪənt
 
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adjective

Phrases

your obedient servant

dated A formula used to end a letter.
More example sentences
  • It was an age when letters routinely ended with formulae like ‘I beg to remain your obedient servant’ although the writer had no wish to do anything of the kind.
  • I have the honour to remain, Ma'am, your obedient servant,
  • They all signed off any official communication to any ordinary citizen with, ‘I am your obedient servant.’

Derivatives

obediently

adverb
More example sentences
  • Although he carried out his orders obediently he never did more than he had been bidden, neither did he indulge in sadistic tortures.
  • Here we become a salesman's dream, and obediently buy the model recommended by the bathroom man.
  • I obediently went through to my room and sat down on the bed, while Alex closed the door on me.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin oboedient- 'obeying', from the verb oboedire (see obey).

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