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 for Obedient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obedient \O*be"di*ent\, a. [OF. obedient, L. obediens,
     oboediens, -entis. p. pr. of obedire, oboedire, to obey. See
     Obey.]
     Subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey;
     submissive to restraint, control, or command.
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           And floating straight, obedient to the stream. --Shak.
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           The chief his orders gives; the obedient band,
           With due observance, wait the chief's command. --Pope.
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     Syn: Dutiful; respectful; compliant; submissive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  obedient
      adj 1: 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 [ant: disobedient]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "obedient":
     abject, accepting, accommodating, acquiescent, adaptable, adapting,
     adaptive, adjustable, adjusting, agreeable, amenable, assenting,
     biddable, complaisant, compliable, compliant, complying,
     conformable, conforming, conscientious, consenting, deferential,
     devoted, docile, duteous, dutiful, ethical, faithful, flexible,
     humble, law-abiding, loyal, malleable, meek, moral, nondissenting,
     nonresistant, nonresisting, nonresistive, obeisant, observant,
     other-directed, passive, plastic, pliant, reconciled, resigned,
     respectful, scrupulous, servile, sheeplike, submissive,
     subservient, supine, timid, tractable, unassertive, uncomplaining,
     unresistant, unresisting, willing, yielding
  
  

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