a disobeying son


Senior Member
I am wondering whether "disobeying" could be used as an alternative to "disobedient", as in the following:

Cecil has to deal with a disobedient son who despairs of his father's political disinterest.
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    The short answer is no: you can't really use "disobeying" as an adjective in a sentence like that. It's "a disobedient son..."