Origin of obedientOld French from Classical Latin obediens, present participle of obedire, obey
An obedient dog with his trainer.
An example of obedient is a dog that sits on command.
Origin of obedientMiddle English from Old French from Latin oboediēns oboedient- present participle of oboedīre to obey ; see obey .
(comparative more obedient, superlative most obedient)
From Latin oboediÄ“ns, present active participle of oboediÅ (“obey").
- As an officer he was obedient and never disputed my orders or argued with them.
- If you want an obedient nymph, then go get one.
- "Does the food please you, my king?" he asked, standing like an obedient servant beside the madman.
- But Louis was not the obedient tool she wished for.
- - Moti left the empty title of caliph to his son al-Ta`i li-am y i'llah (" the obedient to the command of God").