Refusing to obey rules or someone in authority: Larry was stern with disobedient employees
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- Jacob looked utterly defeated at that moment, as if I were a disobedient child that refused to be punished.
- Very often such limitations take the form of disobedient opposition to the rules.
- In it, a mischievous and disobedient kitten, Tom, gets lost in the hidden places of ‘an old, old house, full of cupboards and passages’.
late Middle English: from Old French desobedient, based on Latin oboedient- 'obeying' (see obedient).
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- I can hear the rain beating down on the roof like a meteor shower as our car lurches violently from side to side, rocking disobediently on its haunches, fat tyres chafing loudly over what appears to be a long, shallow pond.
- I want to talk to the boss,’ I said disobediently.
- His gray eyes glinted with an air of impatience as he offered a helping hand to another being, a small boy, his choppy brown locks sticking out disobediently in all directions as he was pulled back to his feet.