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Meaning of INSUBORDINATE

Pronunciation:  `insu'bordnit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
  2. [adj]  not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
 

INSUBORDINATE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: contumacious, defiant, disobedient, mutinous, noncompliant, rebellious, resistant, resistive, unruly
 
 Antonyms: subordinate
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`sub*or"di*nate\, a.
Not submitting to authority; disobedient; rebellious;
mutinous.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agitator, brawler, contrary, contumacious, defiant, disaffected, disobedient, dissentious, extremist, factious, fractious, frondeur, headstrong, heady, incompliant, indocile, insurgent, insurrectional, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, insurrecto, intractable, irresponsible, lawless, licentious, malcontent, maverick, mutineer, mutinous, nonconformist, noncooperating, noncooperative, obstreperous, perverse, rampant, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, reinless, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter, seditious, self-willed, subversive, traitor, unaccountable, unbridled, unchecked, uncompliant, uncomplying, uncontrolled, uncooperative, uncurbed, undisciplined, ungovernable, ungoverned, unreined, unrestrained, unruly, unsubmissive, wildcat, willful
 

 

 

 

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