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.
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