refusal to obey; failure to follow rules, commands, etc.; insubordination
Origin of disobedienceMiddle English from Old French desobedience: see dis- and obedience
Refusal or failure to obey.
(countable and uncountable, plural disobediences)
- Refusal to obey.
- The teacher complained of the child's disobedience.
From Old French desobedience.