- /ɪnsəˈbɔdənət / (say insuh'bawduhnuht)
1. not submitting to authority; disobedient: insubordinate crew.
2. not in a subordinate position.
3. someone who is insubordinate.
–insubordination /ˌɪnsəbɔdəˈneɪʃən/ (say .insuhbawduh'nayshuhn), noun
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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insubordinate — insubordinate, rebellious, mutinous, seditious, factious, contumacious mean having or showing defiance or indifference to constituted authority. Insubordinate is used primarily in reference to a person whose status is that of a subordinate and… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
insubordinate — [in΄sə bôrd′ n it] adj. [ IN 2 + SUBORDINATE] not submitting to authority; disobedient n. an insubordinate person insubordinately adv. insubordination n … English World dictionary
Insubordinate — In sub*or di*nate, a. Not submitting to authority; disobedient; rebellious; mutinous. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
insubordinate — I adjective contumacious, defiant, disloyal, disobedient, dissident, fractious, froward, indocile, insubmissive, insurgent, insurrectionary, intractable, lawless, mutinous, noncompliant, rebellious, recalcitrant, recusant, refractory, resistive,… … Law dictionary
insubordinate — (adj.) 1849, on model of Fr. insubordonné (1789); from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + SUBORDINATE (Cf. subordinate). Related: Insubordinately … Etymology dictionary
insubordinate — [adj] rebellious contrary, contumacious, defiant, disaffected, disobedient, disorderly, dissentious, factious, fractious, insurgent, intractable, mutinous, naughty, perverse, recalcitrant, refractory, riotous, seditious, treacherous, turbulent,… … New thesaurus
insubordinate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ disobedient. DERIVATIVES insubordination noun … English terms dictionary
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insubordinate — insubordinately, adv. insubordination, n. /in seuh bawr dn it/, adj. 1. not submitting to authority; disobedient: an insubordinate soldier. 2. not lower. n. 3. a person who is insubordinate. [1840 50; IN 3 + SUBORDINATE] Syn. 1. refractory,… … Universalium
insubordinate — adj. insubordinate to * * * [ˌɪnsə bɔːd(ə)nɪt] insubordinate to … Combinatory dictionary
insubordinate — [[t]ɪ̱nsəbɔ͟ː(r)dɪnət[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is insubordinate, you mean that they do not obey someone of higher rank. [FORMAL] In industry, a worker who is grossly insubordinate is threatened with discharge … English dictionary