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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for insubordination



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper