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insubordination Line breaks: in|sub¦or¦din|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnsəˌbɔːdɪˈneɪʃn/

Definition of insubordination in English:


[mass noun]
Defiance of authority; refusal to obey orders: he was dismissed for insubordination
More example sentences
  • 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, waywardness, indiscipline, bad behaviour, misbehaviour, misconduct, delinquency, troublemaking;
rebellion, rebelliousness, defiance, mutiny, revolt;
recalcitrance, lack of cooperation, non-compliance, wilfulness, intractability, ungovernability, uncontrollability, obstreperousness, awkwardness, perversity, perverseness, contrariness;
archaic or Law  contumacy, infraction
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