insubordinate

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.

Definitions of insubordinate
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adj not submissive to authority

“a history of insubordinate behavior”
insubordinate boys”
Synonyms:
defiant, noncompliant
boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
contumacious
wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
disobedient, unruly
unwilling to submit to authority
mutinous
disposed to or in a state of mutiny
rebellious
resisting control or authority
Antonyms:
subordinate
subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
submissive
inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
low-level, subordinate
lower in rank or importance
feudatory
owing feudal allegiance to or being subject to a sovereign
ruled
subject to a ruling authority
dependent, subject
being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
subservient
compliant and obedient to authority
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adj disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

Synonyms:
resistant, resistive
defiant, noncompliant
boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

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