insubordinate

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

Definition of insubordinate

  1. :  disobedient to authority

insubordinate

noun

insubordinately

adverb

insubordination

play \-ˌbȯr-də-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Examples of insubordinate in a sentence

  1. His behavior was unprofessional and insubordinate.

  2. <the junior officer was court-martialed for being insubordinate>

Circa 1828

First Known Use of insubordinate

circa 1828


INSUBORDINATE Defined for English Language Learners

insubordinate

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

Definition of insubordinate for English Language Learners

  • : not obeying authority : refusing to follow orders


INSUBORDINATE Defined for Kids

insubordinate

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adjective in·sub·or·di·nate \ˌin-sə-ˈbȯr-də-nət\

Definition of insubordinate for Students

  1. :  not obeying authority :  disobedient



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