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Synonyms for insubordinateˌɪn səˈbɔr dn ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insubordinate(adj)

    not submissive to authority

    Synonyms:
    resistant, resistive

    Antonyms:
    subject, subservient, dependent, ruled, compliant, subordinate, feudatory

  2. insubordinate, resistant, resistive(adj)

    disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

    Synonyms:
    immune, tolerant, resistant, repellent, insubordinate, resistive

    Antonyms:
    compliant, ruled, subordinate, subject, dependent, feudatory, subservient

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insubordinate

    Rebellious signifies being in a state of rebellion (see REBELLION under REVOLUTION), and is even extended to inanimate things that resist control or adaptation to human use. Ungovernable applies to that which successfully defies authority and power; unmanageable to that which resists the utmost exercise of skill or of skill and power combined; rebellious, to that which is defiant of authority, whether successfully or unsuccessfully; seditious, to that which partakes of or tends to excite a rebellious spirit, seditious suggesting more of covert plan, scheming, or conspiracy, rebellious more of overt act or open violence. While the unmanageable or ungovernable defies control, the rebellious or seditious may be forced to submission; as, the man has an ungovernable temper; the horses became unmanageable; he tamed his rebellious spirit. Insubordinate applies to the disposition to resist and resent control as such; mutinous, to open defiance of authority, especially in the army, navy, or merchant marine. A contumacious act or spirit is contemptuous as well as defiant. Compare OBSTINATE; REVOLUTION.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, disobedient, intractable, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, seditious, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmanageable

    Antonyms:
    compliant, controllable, deferential, docile, dutiful, gentle, manageable, obedient, submissive, subservient, tractable, yielding

    Preposition:
    Rebellious to or against lawful authority.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insubordinate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    disobedient, unruly, mutinous, riotous, seditious, disorderly, turbulent, ungovernable, refractory


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