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insubordination

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
insubordinationin‧sub‧or‧di‧na·tion /ˌɪnsəbɔːdəˈneɪʃən $ -ˌbɔːrdnˈeɪ-/ noun [uncountable] formal 🔊 🔊 PMwhen someone refuses to obey a person who has more authority than them syn disobedience 🔊 Howell was fired for gross insubordination.insubordinate /ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdənət $ -ɔːr-/ adjective
Examples from the Corpus
insubordinationThe court concluded that this pattern of behavior threatened working relationships that were vital to maintaining school operations and thus constituted insubordination.For a second she was on the point of executing Ace for insubordination.When can a teacher be fired for insubordination?Shores was fired for insubordination.The grounds for dismissal most frequently mentioned in state laws include insubordination, incompetency, immorality, and unprofessional conduct.There could be no thought of undermining the class which served as the first line of resistance to smouldering peasant insubordination.Certainly, such insubordination and disloyalty would have gotten a less well connected man court-martialed.On one occasion he complained to them of the insubordination of two of the officers.This led to insubordination amongst the Seventh Infantry who attacked the Governor and wounded one of the officers who accompanied him.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinsubordinationin‧su‧bor‧di‧na‧tion /ˌɪnsəbɔːdəˈneɪʃən-ɔːr-/ noun [uncountable] when you refuse to obey someone of a higher rankHe was fired for insubordination.insubordinate adjectivean insubordinate new recruit
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