Definition for DIS-O-BE'DI-ENT


  1. Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; as, children disobedient to parents; citizens disobedient to the laws. I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. – Acts xxvi.
  2. Not yielding to exciting force or power. Medicines used unnecessarily contribute to shorten life, by sooner rendering peculiar parts of the system disobedient to stimuli. – Darwin.

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