1. disobedience

noun. ['ˌdɪsəˈbiːdiːəns, ˌdɪsoʊˈbiːdiːəns'] the failure to obey.


  • rebelliousness
  • insubordination
  • noncompliance
  • contempt


  • compliance
  • subordination
  • liking
  • courtesy

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Words that Rhyme with Disobedience

  • expedience

Example sentences of the word disobedience

1. Noun, singular or mass
The snake squares were pictures of disobedience and caused the child to move backward.

Quotes containing the word disobedience

1. Whatever one man does, it is as if all men did it. For that reason, it is not unfair that one disobedience in a garden should contaminate all humanity; for that reason it is not unjust that the crucifixion of a single Jew should be sufficient to save it.
- Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

2. Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
- Henry David Thoreau

3. It is not God that is worshipped but the authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.
- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

2. disobedience

noun. ['ˌdɪsəˈbiːdiːəns, ˌdɪsoʊˈbiːdiːəns'] the trait of being unwilling to obey.


  • naughtiness
  • mischievousness
  • badness
  • intractability


  • tractability
  • tameness
  • good
  • worthiness