Definition of insubordinate:
- defiant (part of speech: adjective)
- insolent (part of speech: adjective)
disobedient (part of speech: adjective)
- out of control,
It would have seemed almost impossible that you, a young ensign, should be able to exercise any authority over a great body of mere peasants, who have everywhere shown themselves utterly insubordinate and useless under their native officers.- "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
- "The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley", James Otis.
- "Four Weird Tales", Algernon Blackwood.