1 doing what one is told to do; willing to obey 服从的; 顺从的; 听话的
*obedient children 听话的孩子
* His dog is very obedient. 他的狗很顺从. Cf 参看 disobedient.
2 (idm 习语) your obedient `servant (dated fml 旧, 文) (used as a very formal ending to an official letter, before the signature 用作公函的结尾套语, 置于签名之前).
1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin:Latin
, present participle of oboedire; OBEY
always doing what you are told to do, or what the law, a rule etc says you must do
≠ disobedient an obedient childobedient to citizens who are obedient to the lawyour obedient servantold use
a phrase used to end a very formal letter>obedientlyadv
1. The obedient dog came at his master´s whistle. 这驯服的狗一听到主人的哨音就过来。