Not submissive to authority: has a history of insubordinate behavior. (adjective)
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Use "insubordinate" in a sentence
" Decidedly, he was not afraid to be what club men call insubordinate, though, of all insubordinates, the club men are the worst."
"I guess being "insubordinate" was a job requirement for the new position."
"Troopergate was about a dangerous renegade brother-in-law; Walt Monegan was "insubordinate;" Charlie Gibson's interview was full of "gotcha" questions; Katie Couric was just mean and condescending; the shouts of "kill him" and "terrorist" at her rallies were the fault of Bill Ayers; Wardrobegate was the fault of the McCain Campaign; losing the election wasn't her fault, it was George W. Bush and the economy."