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1. insubordinate

adjective. ['ˌɪnsəˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, ˌɪnsəˈbɔrdənət'] not submissive to authority.

Synonyms

  • contumacious
  • noncompliant
  • unruly
  • defiant
  • mutinous
  • rebellious

Antonyms

  • subordinate
  • docile
  • disobedience
  • manageable

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Words that Rhyme with Insubordinate

  • coordinate

Example sentences of the word insubordinate


1. Noun, singular or mass
An employee can question an order and make suggestions regarding that order without being insubordinate.

2. Adjective
When you're ready to intervene, call a closed door meeting to explain why the behavior is insubordinate.

3. Verb, base form
Odd and rude, maybe, but not necessarily insubordinate.

2. insubordinate

adjective. ['ˌɪnsəˈbɔrdəˌneɪt, ˌɪnsəˈbɔrdənət'] disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority.

Synonyms

  • noncompliant
  • defiant
  • resistive

Antonyms

  • tractable
  • corrigible
  • obedient
  • good
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