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Synonyms for insubordinate
ˌɪn səˈbɔr dn ɪtin·sub·or·di·nate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insubordinate

    Rebellious signifies being in a state of rebellion (see REBELLION under REVOLUTION), and is even extended to inanimate things that resist control or adaptation to human use. Ungovernable applies to that which successfully defies authority and power; unmanageable to that which resists the utmost exercise of skill or of skill and power combined; rebellious, to that which is defiant of authority, whether successfully or unsuccessfully; seditious, to that which partakes of or tends to excite a rebellious spirit, seditious suggesting more of covert plan, scheming, or conspiracy, rebellious more of overt act or open violence. While the unmanageable or ungovernable defies control, the rebellious or seditious may be forced to submission; as, the man has an ungovernable temper; the horses became unmanageable; he tamed his rebellious spirit. Insubordinate applies to the disposition to resist and resent control as such; mutinous, to open defiance of authority, especially in the army, navy, or merchant marine. A contumacious act or spirit is contemptuous as well as defiant. Compare OBSTINATE; REVOLUTION.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, disobedient, intractable, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, seditious, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmanageable

    Antonyms:
    compliant, controllable, deferential, docile, dutiful, gentle, manageable, obedient, submissive, subservient, tractable, yielding

    Preposition:
    Rebellious to or against lawful authority.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insubordinate

    Synonyms:
    resistant, recalcitrant, rebellious, undutiful, refractory

    Antonyms:
    submissive, dutiful, docile, obedient, subject

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insubordinateadjective

    not submissive to authority

    "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"

    Synonyms:
    resistant, resistive

    Antonyms:
    subject, subservient, dependent, ruled, compliant, subordinate, feudatory

  2. insubordinate, resistant, resistiveadjective

    disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

    Synonyms:
    immune, tolerant, resistant, repellent, resistive

    Antonyms:
    compliant, ruled, subordinate, subject, dependent, feudatory, subservient

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insubordinateadjective

    Synonyms:
    disobedient, unruly, mutinous, riotous, seditious, disorderly, turbulent, ungovernable, refractory

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How to use insubordinate in a sentence?

  1. Albert Camus:

    Every insubordinate person, when he rises up against oppression, reaffirms thereby the solidarity of all men.

  2. Lori Lightfoot:

    President Catanzara has time and again deliberately misled our police officers by lying about the requirements of the policy and falsely claiming that there will be no repercussions if officers are insubordinate and refuse to follow a City and Department directive or order, catanzara is encouraging an unlawful strike and work stoppage which carries the potential to undermine public safety and expose our residents to irreparable harm, particularly during an ongoing pandemic.

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