OTHER WORDS FROM insubordinatein·sub·or·di·nate·ly, adverbin·sub·or·di·na·tion, noun
Words nearby insubordinate
How to use insubordinate in a sentence
If any orphan admitted to the school should be incompetent to learn, or master a trade … or become insubordinate, or guilty of vice or crime … or become an unfit companion for the others … he may be removed or expelled.
Of course, if the message still isn’t getting through, there may be a bigger issue at play, either with your boss struggling to assert her authority or your insubordinate peer failing to recognize it.I’ve been promoted, but my old boss still seems to think I work for him|Karla Miller|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Not a spoiler, but next week Maggie says something to Will that even she acknowledges is “inappropriate” and “insubordinate.”HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’: Aaron Sorkin’s Woman Problem|Jace Lacob, Maureen Ryan|July 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The sisters took advantage of the scandal she had caused to act in an insubordinate way towards her.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey|Thomas Perkins
Drunk or sober, they were constantly insubordinate, setting a bad example to the crew, and quarrelling with each other.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
"Pull yourself together, dear old officer," said Bones, raising his voice to an insubordinate pitch.The Keepers of the King's Peace|Edgar Wallace
William Moore was an insubordinate gunner; after an altercation, Kidd hit him on the head with a bucket, and he died.
An insubordinate clergy and a dissolute populace quickly felt the hand that now held the reins.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper