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Obedience vs Willfulness - What's the difference?

obedience | willfulness |

As nouns the difference between obedience and willfulness

is that obedience is persuasion; allegiance while willfulness is the quality of being willful; obstinacy.

obedience

Alternative forms

* , (l) (qualifier)

Noun

(-)
  • The quality of being obedient.
  • Obedience is essential in any army.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VIII
  • Cautioning Nobs to silence, and he had learned many lessons in the value of obedience since we had entered Caspak, I slunk forward, taking advantage of whatever cover I could find...

    Synonyms

    * submission

    Antonyms

    * disobedience, defiance, rebellion (ignoring ) * violation (ignoring, especially rules ) * control, dominance (ruling )

    willfulness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The quality of being willful; obstinacy