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Definition 1: not submissive to authority - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insubordinate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a history of insubordinate behavior
  • insubordinate boys

(insubordinate is similar to ...) wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient

"a contumaceous witness is subject to punishment"

(insubordinate is similar to ...) unwilling to submit to authority

"unruly teenagers"

(insubordinate is similar to ...) disposed to or in a state of mutiny

"the men became mutinous and insubordinate"

(insubordinate is similar to ...) resisting control or authority

"temperamentally rebellious" "a rebellious crew"

(means also ...) boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

"brought up to be aggressive and defiant" "a defiant attitude"

Definition 2: disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for insubordinate in the sense of this definition

(insubordinate is similar to ...) boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

"brought up to be aggressive and defiant" "a defiant attitude"

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