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“insubordinate” in British English

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insubordinateadjective

uk /ˌɪn.səˈbɔː.dɪ.nət/ us /ˌɪn.səˈbɔːr.dən.ət/ formal disapproving

(Definition of “insubordinate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“insubordinate” in Business English

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insubordinateadjective

uk /ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdənət/ us

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.

(Definition of “insubordinate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)