One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Defiance of authority; refusal to obey orders.‘he was dismissed for insubordination’
disobedience, unruliness, waywardness, indiscipline, bad behaviour, misbehaviour, misconduct, delinquency, troublemakingView synonyms
- ‘He said at least 20 troops had been accused of insubordination initially, but the eight were the ‘brains’ behind the offense.’
- ‘The flag is at the same time a strong protest against arbitrary actions, injustice, and sociopolitical and sociocultural insubordination.’
- ‘Atkins took the refusal to answer as insubordination and insolence.’
- ‘And I can see this child as a young adult, trying to make it in the working world and wondering why she keeps getting fired for insubordination.’
- ‘At times, one might even use the term insubordination to describe certain individuals' response to presidential decisions.’
- ‘He had never in five years shown the slightest disrespect or insubordination.’
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