: disobedient to authority
— insubordinate noun
— in·sub·or·di·nate·ly adverb
— in·sub·or·di·na·tion \-ˌbȯr-də-ˈnā-shən\ noun
Examples of INSUBORDINATE
- His behavior was unprofessional and insubordinate.
- <the junior officer was court-martialed for being insubordinate>
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Related to INSUBORDINATE
- balky, contrary, contumacious, defiant, froward, incompliant, disobedient, intractable, obstreperous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, recusant, refractory, restive, ungovernable, unruly, untoward, wayward, willful (or wilful)
- amenable, biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, obedient, ruly, submissive, tractable
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