insubordinate insubordinate  /ɪn sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not submissive to authority
  2. (adj) disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The verse goes on to say that the husband of an insubordinate wife should first admonish her, then leave her to sleep alone and finally beat her.
  2. The soldier, who has a Muslim name, had, according to military sources, recently been acting insubordinate; his superiors had decided not to bring him into Iraq.
  3. Trotsky claimed that Stalin, a political commissar at that time, was insubordinate.

News

  1. Tunisia arrests Muslim cleric for sermon as state cracks down on religious hardliners

    TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian police arrested an imam after he delivered a sermon described as "insubordinate," the Interior Ministry said Wednesday, in the first high-profile arrest since the government began taking a harder line toward religious conservatives.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Tunisia arrests Muslim cleric for hardline sermon

    Tunisian police arrested an imam after he delivered a sermon described as "insubordinate," the Interior Ministry said Wednesday, in the first high-profile arrest since the government began taking a harder line toward religious conservatives.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. "We warned him not to bug the complainant and the first thing he does is send her a note informing her that her job is being modified," said Gagnon-Tremblay. "I told myself: 'If he showed a lack of judgment and was stubborn and insubordinate...
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Monique Gagnon-Tremblay Source: CanadaEast.com

  2. "Foul language was being used on the sideline that was redirected by a coach," Dodge said. "He was insubordinate when he was being redirected. I can promise you that 'hood' was not the only word that was used. I don't have any problem with...
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Todd Dodge Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "I'm not going to say too much because I might get suspended myself for saying the wrong thing and being insubordinate. I was watching Jim Rome last night and he was saying it's a free country and you can say what you want about somebody else,"...
    on Aug 20, 2004 By: Dusty Baker Source: MLB.com

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