Associations to the word «Obedient»
OBEDIENT, adjective. Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.
OBEDIENT, adjective. Dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.