disobedient

Someone who's disobedient doesn't follow the rules. If your dog won't sit, stay, or heel, you can describe her as disobedient.

When you refuse to obey someone in authority, you're disobedient. A frustrated substitute teacher might describe the entire second grade class as disobedient, and you may try to train your cat to use the toilet but find her to be a disobedient pet. The word comes from combining obedient — with its root of oboedientem, Latin for "obey," — with the prefix dis, or "do the opposite of."

Definitions of disobedient
1

adj unwilling to submit to authority

Synonyms:
unruly
insubordinate
not submissive to authority

adj not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

disobedient children”
Synonyms:
incorrigible
impervious to correction by punishment
defiant, noncompliant
boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
bad
having undesirable or negative qualities
difficult, unmanageable
hard to control
contrary, obstinate, perverse, wayward
resistant to guidance or discipline
fractious, recalcitrant, refractory
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
froward, headstrong, self-willed, wilful, willful
habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
recusant
refusing to submit to authority
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate
tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
intractable
not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
Antonyms:
obedient
dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
compliant
disposed or willing to comply
submissive
inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
good
having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
manageable
capable of being managed or controlled
acquiescent, biddable
willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest
conformable
quick to comply
duteous, dutiful
willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect
Y2K compliant
prepared to accurately process date and time data between and into the 20th and 21st centuries
docile
willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
manipulable, tractable
easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
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