Definition of insubordination in English:

insubordination

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

[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.
Synonyms
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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