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Synonyms for insubordination
ˌɪn səˌbɔr dnˈeɪ ʃənin·sub·or·di·na·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insubordination

    The essential idea of revolution is a change in the form of government or constitution, or a change of rulers, otherwise than as provided by the laws of succession, election, etc.; while such change is apt to involve armed hostilities, these make no necessary part of the revolution. The revolution by which Dom Pedro was dethroned, and Brazil changed from an empire to a republic, was accomplished without a battle, and almost without a shot. Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes. Lawlessness is a temper of mind or condition of the community which may result in anarchy. Confusion, disorder, riot, and tumult are incidental and temporary outbreaks of lawlessness, but may not be anarchy. Insubordination is individual disobedience. Sedition is the plotting, rebellion the fighting, against the existing government, but always with the purpose of establishing some other government in its place. When rebellion is successful it is called revolution; but there may be revolution without rebellion; as, the English Revolution of 1688. A revolt is an uprising against existing authority without the comprehensive views of change in the form or administration of government that are involved in revolution. Anarchy, when more than temporary disorder, is a proposed disintegration of society, in which it is imagined that social order might exist without government. Slaves make insurrection; soldiers or sailors break out in mutiny; subject provinces rise in revolt. Compare SOCIALISM.

    Synonyms:
    anarchy, confusion, disintegration, disorder, insurrection, lawlessness, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, revolution, riot, sedition, tumult

    Antonyms:
    authority, command, control, domination, dominion, empire, government, law, loyalty, obedience, order, rule, sovereignty, submission, supremacy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insubordinationnoun

    defiance of authority

    Synonyms:
    rebelliousness

    Antonyms:
    subordination

  2. insubordination, rebelliousnessnoun

    an insubordinate act

    Synonyms:
    defiance, rebelliousness

    Antonyms:
    subordination

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insubordinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    disobedience, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, riotousness, sedition

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "insubordination":

    disobedience

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How to use insubordination in a sentence?

  1. Todd McCarthy:

    Unfortunately,' Mockingjay - Part 1' has all the personality of an industrial film, there's not a drop of insolence, insubordination or insurrection running through its veins ; it feels like a manufactured product through and through, ironic and sad given its revolutionary theme.

  2. Jenna Garland:

    Religious beliefs cannot shield any employee from the consequences of poor judgment and insubordination.

  3. Tihomir Bezlov:

    This is a very risky wave of insubordination, this is an uncalculated move with unpredictable consequences.

  4. Director Christopher Miller:

    If the reporting in Woodward’s book is accurate, it represents a disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination by the Nation’s top military officer.

  5. Police Chief Gorden Eden:

    Insubordination tears at the fabric of public safety especially when the officer makes a choice not to follow a lawful order, in imposing the discipline of termination, I considered the seriousness of the acts and omissions, aggravating circumstances and Officer Dear's disciplinary record.


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