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insubordinateadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.səˈbɔː.dɪ.nət/  us   /-ˈbɔːr-/ formal disapproving
(of a ​person) not ​willing to ​obeyorders from ​people in ​authority, or (of ​actions and ​speech, etc.) ​showing that you are not ​willing to ​obeyorders: an insubordinate ​child
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insubordinateadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdənət/
refusing to obey ​orders from someone in ​authority, and not showing ​respect for them: We shall take ​action against city ​employees who are insubordinate, or who are discourteous to the ​public.
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