insubordinate

[ in-suh-bawr-dn-it ]
/ ˌɪn səˈbɔr dn ɪt /

adjective

not submitting to authority; disobedient: an insubordinate soldier.
not lower.

noun

a person who is insubordinate.

Origin of insubordinate

First recorded in 1840–50; in-3 + subordinate

Related forms

in·sub·or·di·nate·ly, adverbin·sub·or·di·na·tion, noun
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insubordinate

/ (ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdɪnɪt) /

adjective

not submissive to authority; disobedient or rebellious
not in a subordinate position or rank

noun

an insubordinate person

Derived Forms

insubordinately, adverbinsubordination, noun
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