1. [ noun ] the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
Synonyms: obeisance
Related terms: disobedience submission truckling obey
2. [ noun ] the trait of being willing to obey
Related terms: disobedience tractability submissiveness obey obedient disobedient
3. [ noun ] (sociology) behavior intended to please your parents
Synonyms: respect

"their children were never very strong on obedience" "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"

Related terms: filial_duty
Similar spelling:   obedient