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INSUBORDINATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insubordinate mean? 

INSUBORDINATE (adjective)
  The adjective INSUBORDINATE has 2 senses:

1. not submissive to authority
2. disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

  Familiarity information: INSUBORDINATE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSUBORDINATE (adjective)


Sense 1insubordinate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not submissive to authority

Context examples:

a history of insubordinate behavior / insubordinate boys

Similar:

contumacious (wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient)

disobedient; unruly (unwilling to submit to authority)

mutinous (disposed to or in a state of mutiny)

rebellious (resisting control or authority)

Also:

defiant; noncompliant (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force)

Antonym:

subordinate (subject or submissive to authority or the control of another)


Sense 2insubordinate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

Synonyms:

insubordinate; resistive; resistant

Similar:

defiant; noncompliant (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force)


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