Synonyms for insubordinate

Synonyms for (adj) insubordinate

Synonyms: resistant, resistive, insubordinate

Definition: disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

Similar words: defiant, noncompliant

Definition: boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

Usage: brought up to be aggressive and defiant; a defiant attitude

Synonyms: insubordinate

Definition: not submissive to authority

Usage: a history of insubordinate behavior; insubordinate boys

Similar words: contumacious

Definition: wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient

Usage: a contumaceous witness is subject to punishment

Similar words: disobedient, unruly

Definition: unwilling to submit to authority

Usage: unruly teenagers

Similar words: mutinous

Definition: disposed to or in a state of mutiny

Usage: the men became mutinous and insubordinate

Similar words: rebellious

Definition: resisting control or authority

Usage: temperamentally rebellious; a rebellious crew

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