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{adj: authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing} expecting unquestioning obedience
"he was imperious and dictatorial"
"the timid child of authoritarian parents"
"insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"



{adj: base, mean, meanspirited} having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
"that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke
"taking a mean advantage"
"chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare
"something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"

{adj: enforced, implemented} forced or compelled or put in force
"a life of enforced inactivity"
"enforced obedience"
<-> unenforced

{adj: immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway} performed with little or no delay
"an immediate reply to my letter"
"prompt obedience"
"was quick to respond"
"a straightaway denial"

{adj: meek, tame} very docile
"tame obedience"
"meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

{adj: punished} subjected to a penalty (as pain or shame or restraint or loss) for an offense or fault or in order to coerce some behavior (as a confession or obedience)
<-> unpunished

{n: High Church, High Anglican Church} a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)

{n: Nazism, Naziism, national socialism} a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader

{n: Pharisee} a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions

{n: Rama} avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with God; any of three incarnations: Ramachandra or Parashurama or Balarama
"in Hindu folklore Rama is the epitome of chivalry and courage and obedience to sacred law"

{n: arrowroot, American arrowroot, obedience plant, Maranta arundinaceae} white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch

{n: disobedience, noncompliance} the failure to obey
<-> compliance, obedience

{n: disobedience} the trait of being unwilling to obey
<-> obedience

{n: enforcement} the act of enforcing; insuring observance of or obedience to

{n: flunky, flunkey, stooge, yes-man} a person of unquestioning obedience

{n: law enforcement agency} an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws

{n: law enforcement} insuring obedience to the laws

{n: monasticism} asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience

{n: obedience, obeisance} the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
<-> disobedience

{n: obedience, respect} behavior intended to please your parents
"their children were never very strong on obedience"
"he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"

{n: obedience} the trait of being willing to obey
<-> disobedience

{n: religious} a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

{v: discipline, correct, sort out} punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"


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