Defiant of authority; disobedient to orders: an insubordinate attitude
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- It is deplorable and very dangerous for the civic group to openly incite young soldiers who live on their orders to be insubordinate to the words of their superiors.
- He had been identified by his chain of command as insubordinate and troublesome over the last few days and had been told he was going to be in the stay behind party when this unit moves forward.
- It is feared that soldiers will become insubordinate and uncontrollable to an irredeemable extent.
disobedient, unruly, wayward, errant, badly behaved, disorderly, undisciplined, delinquent, troublesome, rebellious, defiant, mutinous, recalcitrant, refractory, uncooperative, non-compliant, wilful, unbiddable, intractable, ungovernable, unmanageable, uncontrollable, obstreperous, awkward, difficult, perverse, contrary; naughty, mischievous, impish, roguish, rascally
British informal bolshie
archaic or Lawcontumacious
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- Her actions, or rather, inaction, in failing to act insubordinately by questioning the department's policy did not, in my opinion, raise a potential issue of serious professional misconduct.