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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insubordinationnoun

    defiance of authority

  2. insubordination, rebelliousnessnoun

    an insubordinate act

Wiktionary

  1. insubordinationnoun

    The quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority.

Wikipedia

  1. Insubordination

    Insubordination is the act of willfully disobeying a lawful order of one's superior. It is generally a punishable offense in hierarchical organizations such as the armed forces, which depend on people lower in the chain of command obeying orders.

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  1. insubordination

    Insubordination is the act of willfully disobeying or disrespecting a superior authority or their orders. This can occur in various contexts, including but not limited to, the workplace, military, and educational institutions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insubordinationnoun

    the quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority

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

Wikidata

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. insubordination

    The quality of being insubordinate; want of subordination; disorder; disobedience to lawful authority; a serious military offense.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insubordination in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insubordination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of 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. Tihomir Bezlov:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Jenna Garland:

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

  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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