Definitions for insubordinationˌɪn səˌbɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insubordination(noun)

    defiance of authority

  2. insubordination, rebelliousness(noun)

    an insubordinate act


  1. insubordination(Noun)

    The quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insubordination(noun)

    the quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. insubordination.]


  1. Insubordination

    Insubordination is the act of willfully disobeying authority. Refusing to perform an action that is unethical or illegal is not insubordination; neither is refusing to perform an action that is not within the scope of authority of the person issuing the order. Insubordination is generally a punishable offense in hierarchical organizations which depend on people lower in the chain of command doing what they are expected to do.

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