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- 1. disobedient (vs. obedient), contrary, obstinate, perverse, wayward, fractious, refractory, recalcitrant, froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilful, recusant, bad, defiant#1, noncompliant, incorrigible, intractable, stubborn#1, obstinate#1, unregenerate, unmanageable#2, difficult
- usage: not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
- 2. disobedient, unruly, insubordinate (vs. subordinate)
- usage: unwilling to submit to authority; "unruly teenagers"
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