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insubordinate

adjective

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given to resisting authority or another's control
  • the junior officer was court-martialed for being insubordinate

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insubordinate

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“Insubordinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/insubordinate. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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