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insubordinate

insubordinate

adjective in·sub·or·di·nate \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈbr-də-nət, -ˈbrd-nət\

: not obeying authority : refusing to follow orders

Full Definition of INSUBORDINATE

:  disobedient to authority
insubordinate noun
in·sub·or·di·nate·ly adverb
in·sub·or·di·na·tion \-ˌbr-də-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Examples of INSUBORDINATE

  1. His behavior was unprofessional and insubordinate.
  2. <the junior officer was court-martialed for being insubordinate>

First Known Use of INSUBORDINATE

circa 1828

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