If you want to be insubordinate, go ahead and break the rules, ignore orders, and act like a disobedient rebel.
Words that have similar meanings to insubordinate include "rebellious" and "mutinous." But while insubordinate people don't follow orders, rebellious folks openly defy them and mutinous groups try to overthrow the authority that created them. When baseball player Jackie Robinson objected to racial discrimination in the Army in the 1940s, he was accused of being insubordinate. He was court martialed, but found innocent and acquitted.
adj not submissive to authority
boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
unwilling to submit to authority
disposed to or in a state of mutiny
resisting control or authority
subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
lower in rank or importance
owing feudal allegiance to or being subject to a sovereign
subject to a ruling authority
being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
compliant and obedient to authority
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