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For those who escaped the madness earlier, either through layoffs or being fired for insubordination, it’s a troubling development.

One former employee, who claimed to be fired for insubordination after criticizing a strategy by one of Silbermann’s staff, told CNBC there was an extremely passive-aggressive climate.

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Inspections, harsh penalties for misconduct, and consequences for insubordination were the norm.

“Anyone who upholds insubordination will not serve in my Cabinet,” Netanyahu responded in an interview.

That kind of insubordination, he said, “would have extreme negative impacts on U.S. and NATO troops in the field.”

Now one might explain away the insubordination as standard trash talk among stressed-out warriors.

From day one, the press will be searching for signs of acrimony or insubordination.

Exemplary punishment is to be visited upon me for "precocious godlessness, dangerous tendencies, and insubordination."

Evil and insubordination were more easily kept under than Norman had expected, when he first made up his mind to the struggle.

Mrs Pike cast a withering glance at Digby; such a piece of insubordination had not been met with for a long time to her authority.

It is the only instance I know of where insubordination saved any army from a surprise attack, and possibly from defeat.

They reckoned him their ablest general, though his insubordination and self-seeking rendered the loss of him an actual gain.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to insubordination, such as: dereliction, infringement, defiance, disregard, dissension, and indiscipline.

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