insubordination


noun

the quality or condition of being insubordinate, or of being disobedient to authority; defiance: The employee was fired for insubordination.

Nearby words

  1. instrumentally,
  2. instrumentarium,
  3. instrumentation,
  4. instrumented,
  5. insubordinate,
  6. insubstantial,
  7. insubstantiality,
  8. insubstantially,
  9. insudate,
  10. insue

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Word Origin and History for insubordination

insubordination

n.

1790, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + subordination. Perhaps on model of French insubordination (1788).

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