Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 742. Disobedience.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition
742. Disobedience.
NOUN:DISOBEDIENCE, insubordination, contumacy; infraction, infringement; violation, noncompliance; nonobservance [See Nonobservance].
  REVOLT, rebellion, mutiny, outbreak, rising, uprising, insurrection, émeute [F.], riot, tumult (disorder) [See Disorder]; strike (resistance) [See Resistance]; barring out; defiance [See Defiance].
  mutinousness &c. adj.; mutineering; sedition, treason; high -, petty -, misprision of- treason; præmunire or premunire; lèse-majesté [F.]; violation of law [See Illegality]; defection, secession, Sinn Fein; revolution; overthrow -, overturn- of -government, - authority; sabotage [F.], sans-culottism, bolshevism.
  INSURGENT, mutineer, rebel, revolter, rioter, traitor, Carbonaro [It.], sansculotte, red republican, bonnet rouge [F.], communist, Fenian, Sinn Feiner, Red, Bolshevist, frondeur [F.], seceder, Secessionist [esp., U. S. hist.] or Secesh [colloq. or slang, U. S.]; apostate, renegade, runaway, runagate; brawler, anarchist, demagogue; Spartacus, Masaniello, Wat Tyler, Jack Cade; ring-leader.
VERB:DISOBEY, violate, infringe; shirk, slide out of, slack; set at defiance (defy) [See Defiance]; set authority at naught, run riot, fly in the face of; take the law into one’s own hands; kick over the traces; refuse to support, bolt [U. S. politics].
  turn -, run- restive; champ the bit; strike (resist) [See Resistance]; rise, - in arms; secede; mutiny, rebel.
ADJECTIVE:DISOBEDIENT; uncomplying, uncompliant; unsubmissive, unruly, ungovernable; breachy, insubordinate, impatient of control; restive, restiff [obs.], refractory, contumacious; recusant (refuse) [See Refusal]; recalcitrant; resisting [See Resistance]; lawless, riotous, mutinous, seditious, insurgent, revolutionary, sansculottic, secessionist.
  unobeyed, disobeyed; unbidden.
  1. Seditiosissimus quisque ignavus.—Tacitus
  2. Unthread the rude eye of rebellion.—King John
  3. Revolution is the larva of civilization.—Hugo
  4. There is little hope of equity where rebellion reigns.—Sidney
  5. Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.—Epitaph to John Bradshaw



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