Insubordinate



[in-suh-bawr-dn-it] /ˌɪn səˈbɔr dn ɪt/

adjective
1.
not submitting to authority; disobedient:
an insubordinate soldier.
2.
not lower.
noun
3.
a person who is insubordinate.
/ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdɪnɪt/
adjective
1.
not submissive to authority; disobedient or rebellious
2.
not in a subordinate position or rank
noun
3.
an insubordinate person
adj.

1849, on model of French insubordonné (1789); from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + subordinate. Related: Insubordinately.

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