Etymology
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insubordinate (adj.)

1792, on model of French insubordonné (1787); from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + subordinate (adj.) "submitting to authority." Related: Insubordinately.

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Definitions of insubordinate

insubordinate (adj.)
not submissive to authority;
insubordinate boys
a history of insubordinate behavior
insubordinate (adj.)
disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority;
Synonyms: resistant / resistive
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