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Definition of "disobedience" []

  • Refusal or failure to obey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disobedience" in a sentence
  • "He insisted upon whopping Scaife for what he called disobedience and impudence."
  • "You don't remember getting Daniel Moran -- a prisoner serving a long sentence there -- seven days 'solitary on bread and water for what you called disobedience of orders and insolence?'"
  • "The word "disobedience" here is the Greek word απειθειας."