1. Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; -- applied to persons and acts.
This disobedient spirit in the colonies. --Burke.
Disobedient unto the word of the Lord. --1 Kings xiii. 26.
2. Not yielding.
Medicines used unnecessarily contribute to shorten life, by sooner rendering peculiar parts of the system disobedient to stimuli. --E. Darwin.
adj 1: not obeying or complying with commands of those in
authority; "disobedient children" [ant: obedient]
2: unwilling to submit to authority; "unruly teenagers" [syn: unruly]