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"insubordination" in British English

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insubordinationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌɪn.səˌbɔː.dɪˈneɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɪn.səˌbɔːr.dəˈneɪ.ʃən/ formal disapproving
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"insubordination" in American English

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insubordinationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌɪn·səˌbɔr·dənˈeɪ·ʃən/
the refusal to obey someone who is in a higher position than you and who has the authority to tell you what to do: She had recently been fired from her job for insubordination.
(Definition of insubordination from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"insubordination" in Business English

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insubordinationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪnsəˌbɔːdɪˈneɪʃən/
the act of refusing to obey orders from someone in authority: Investigators charged him with dishonesty and insubordination.
(Definition of insubordination from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “insubordination”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不服从,不顺从,违抗命令…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不服從,不順從,違抗命令…
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