insubordination

noun
the quality or condition of being insubordinate, or of being disobedient to authority; defiance: The employee was fired for insubordination.
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insubordinate (ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdɪnɪt)
 
adj
1.  not submissive to authority; disobedient or rebellious
2.  not in a subordinate position or rank
 
n
3.  an insubordinate person
 
insub'ordinately
 
adv
 
insubordi'nation
 
n

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insubordination
1790, from in- (1) + subordination (see subordinate).
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Example sentences
The school district suspended each teacher for ten days without pay for insubordination.
Examples of misconduct include tardiness and absenteeism, insubordination, and falsification.
Being involved in an instance of any form of insubordination.
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