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insubordinate

[ in-suh-bawr-dn-it ]
/ ˌɪn səˈbɔr dn ɪt /
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adjective
not submitting to authority; disobedient: an insubordinate soldier.
not lower.
noun
a person who is insubordinate.
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Origin of insubordinate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM insubordinate

in·sub·or·di·nate·ly, adverbin·sub·or·di·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for insubordinate

insubordinate
/ (ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdɪnɪt) /

adjective
not submissive to authority; disobedient or rebellious
not in a subordinate position or rank
noun
an insubordinate person

Derived forms of insubordinate

insubordinately, adverbinsubordination, noun
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