Definition of Insubordination

1. Noun. Defiance of authority.

Generic synonyms: Defiance, Rebelliousness
Antonyms: Subordination



2. Noun. An insubordinate act.
Exact synonyms: Rebelliousness
Generic synonyms: Resistance
Specialized synonyms: Contumacy, Disobedience, Noncompliance
Derivative terms: Rebellious, Rebellious

Definition of Insubordination

1. n. The quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority.

Definition of Insubordination

1. Noun. The quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insubordination

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insubordination

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instyled
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insuavity
insubjection
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insubmission
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insubordination (current term)
insubordinations
insubstantial
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insucken
insucking
insudate
insuetude

Literary usage of Insubordination

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1921)
"a pamphlet denouncing the war, and protesting against its further prosecution, and having a tendency to cause insubordination, etc., and obstruct the ..."

2. Report by Great Britain (1850)
"Result—a This spirit of insubordination shows itself under various aspects, subordina"" -"-n *ts effects it amounts practically to a claim, that, ..."

3. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"LII Grant's insubordination — Form of a Proclamation of General Pardon ... It is the essence of insubordination by the General of the American armies, ..."

4. The Religious Instruction of the Negroes in the United States by Charles Colcock Jones (1842)
"A third objection is — The religious instruction of the Negroes will lead to neglect of duty and insubordination. I ask how can it ? ..."

5. A History of the Ancient Working People: From the Earliest Known Period to by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1889)
"... Cassius again Routed in a Disastrous Conflict with the wary Gladiator—Spartacus now obliged to contend with the Demon of insubordination—Crassus elected ..."

6. A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"... Tuscany the growing insubordination felt towards the Inquisition was manifested at Siena, in 1340, by the enactment of laws checking some of its abuses. ..."

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