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Obedient - Merriam-Webster

Summa Theologica: Whether obedience is a special virtue?

Summa Theologica: Whether obedience is the greatest of the virtues?

These definitions come from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (c.1969, 1981). William Morris, Ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. See Wikipedia.

acquiescence 1. passive assent or agreement without protest. 2. The state of being acquiescent. 3. Law Passive compliance, inaction, silence, or the like, construed as signifying acceptance or consent.

allegiance 1. Loyalty, or the obligation of loyalty, as to a nation, sovereign, or cause. 2. The obligations of a vassal to his overlord.

amenable Willing to follow advice or suggestion; tractable; submissive. 2. Responsibility to authority; accountable. 3. Open or liable to testing or criticism.

biddable 2. Docile; tractable.

compliant Yielding; submissive.

compliance 1. A yielding to a wish, request, or demand; acquiescence. 2. A disposition or tendency to yield to others.

contrary 1. Opposed, as in character or purpose; completely different. 2. Opposite in direction or position. 3. Adverse; unfavorable; as winds. 4. Given to acting or speaking in opposition to others; perverse; wilful.

contumacious Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.

contumacy Obstinate or contemptuous resistance to authority; stubborn rebelliousness; disobedience; insubordination.

deferential Marked by courteous respect.

deference 1. Submission or courteous yielding to the opinion, wishes, or judgment of another. 2. Courteous respect.

disobedience The condition or fact of not obeying; insubordination.

disobey intr. To refuse or fail to follow an order or rule. tr. To refuse or fail to obey.

docile 1. Capable of being taught; ready and willing to receive training; teachable. 2. Submissive to training or management; tractable. 3. Yielding to handling or treatment; easily shaped or formed.

dutiful 1. Careful to perform duties. 2. Expressing or filled with a sense of duty.

froward Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.

good 15.a. Well-behaved; obedient. b. Socially correct; proper.

insubordinate 1. Not submissive to authority. 2. Not in a subordinate position.

intractable 1. Difficult to manage or govern; stubborn. 2. Difficult to mold or manipulate. 3. Difficult to alleviate, remedy, cure.

menial 1. Of, pertaining to, or appropriate for a servant. 2. Of or pertaining to work or a job regarded as servile. n. 1. A servant, especially a domestic servant. 2. A person who has a servile or low nature.

obedience 1.a. The quality or condition of being obedient. b. the act of obeying.

obedient Obeying or carrying out a request, command, or the like; submissive to control; dutiful.

obeisance 1. A gesture or movement of the body expressing reverence or respect, such as a bow or curtsy. 2. An attitude associated with this gesture, as deference or homage.

obsequious 1. Full of servile compliance; fawning 2. Archaic Submissive and obedient; dutiful.

perverse 1. Directed away from what is right or good; perverted. 2. Obstinately persisting in an error or fault; wrongly self-willed or stubborn. 3.a. Marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict. b. characterized by or arising from such a disposition. 4. Cranky; peevish.

rebellious 1. participating in or tending toward rebellion. 2. Of or characteristic of a rebel. 3. Resisting management or control; unruly

rebellion 1. An uprising or organized opposition intended to change or overthrow an existing government or ruling authority. 2. An act or show of defiance toward any authority or established convention.

recalcitrant Stubbornly resistant to authority, domination, or guidance; refractory.

refractory 1. Obstinate; unmanageable. 2. Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat. 3. Not responsive to treatment.

resigned Feeling or marked by resignation; acquiescent.

resignation 3. Unresisting acceptance; passive submission.

servile 1. Slavish in character or attitude; obsequious; submissive. 2. Of or suitable to a slave or servant.

slavish 1. Pertaining to or characteristic of a slave; servile. 2. Pertaining to or characteristic of the institution of slavery; oppressive. 3. Blindly dependent on or imitative. 4. Extremely laborious or difficult.

subdue 1. To conquer and subjugate; put down; vanquish. 2. To quiet or bring under control by physical force or persuasion; make tractable.

submissive Disposed to submit; docile.

submission 1.a. The act of submitting to ;the power of another. b. The state of having submitted. 2. The state of being submissive or compliant; meekness.

submit tr. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another or others. intr. 1. To yield to the opinion or authority of another; give in. 2. To allow oneself to be subjected to; acquiesce.

subservient 1. Useful as a means or instrument; serving to promote some end. 2. Subordinate in capacity or function,. 3. Obsequious; servile.

tame 1. Brought from wildness into a domesticated or tractable state. 2. Naturally gentle or unafraid; not timid. 3. Submissive; docile; fawning. 4. Insipid, flat. 5. Sluggish; languid; inactive.

tractable 1. Easily managed or controlled; governable. 2. Easily handled or worked; malleable.

ungovernable Not able to be governed; not controllable.

unruly difficult or impossible to govern; not amenable to discipline.

wayward 1. Wanting one's own way in spite of the advice or wishes or another; willful; headstrong. 2. Swayed by caprice; erratic; unpredictable.

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