Definition of insubordination in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinsəˌbôrdəˈnāSH(ə)n/


Defiance of authority; refusal to obey orders: he was dismissed for insubordination
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  • Atkins took the refusal to answer as insubordination and insolence.
  • He had never in five years shown the slightest disrespect or insubordination.
  • He said at least 20 troops had been accused of insubordination initially, but the eight were the ‘brains’ behind the offense.
disobedience, unruliness, indiscipline, bad behavior, misbehavior, misconduct, delinquency, insolence;
rebellion, defiance, mutiny, revolt;
recalcitrance, willfulness, awkwardness, perversity
informal acting-up
Law  contumacy

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Syllabification: in·sub·or·di·na·tion

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