- The definition of obedient is a person or thing that obeys easily.
An example of obedient is a dog that sits on command.
An obedient dog with his trainer.
Origin of obedientOld French ; from Classical Latin obediens, present participle of obedire, obey
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 oboediēns, present active participle of oboediō (“obey”).