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insubordination

noun
1.
the quality or condition of being insubordinate, or of being disobedient to authority; defiance:
The employee was fired for insubordination.
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Examples from the web for insubordination
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for insubordination
n.

1790, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + subordination. Perhaps on model of French insubordination (1788).

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