disobedience [dis-uh-bee-dee-uhns] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||misbehavior; noncompliance with rules|
|Synonyms:||defiance, dereliction, disregard, indiscipline, infraction, infringement, insubmission, insubordination, insurgence, intractableness, mutiny, neglect, nonobservance, perversity, rebellion, recalcitrance, refractoriness, revolt, revolution, riot, sabotage, sedition, strike, stubbornness, transgression, unruliness, violation, waywardness|
|Antonyms:||behavior, obedience, observance, submission|
disobedience, insubordination, contumacy; infraction, infringement; violation, noncompliance; nonobservance., revolt, rebellion, mutiny, outbreak, rising, uprising, insurrection, emeute; riot, tumult (disorder); strike (resistance); barring out; defiance., mutinousness; mutineering; sedition, treason; high treason, petty treason, misprision of treason; premunire; lese majeste; violation of law; defection, secession., insurgent, mutineer, rebel, revolter, rioter, traitor, carbonaro, sansculottes, red republican, bonnet rouge, communist, Fenian, frondeur; seceder, runagate, brawler, anarchist, demagogue; Spartacus, Masaniello, Wat Tyler, Jack Cade; ringleader.
seditiosissimus quisque ignavus [Tacitus]; "unthread the rude eye of rebellion" [King John].
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