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Adjective: obedient  ow'bee-dee-unt
  1. Dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
    "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"

See also: acquiescent, biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, duteous, dutiful, good, manageable, manipulable, obedience, submissive, tractable, Y2K compliant

Antonym: disobedient

Encyclopedia: Obedient