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re·bel·lious

 (rĭ-bĕl′yəs)
adj.
1. Prone to or participating in a rebellion: rebellious army officers. See Synonyms at insubordinate.
2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a rebel or rebellion: Rebellious activity has diminished in the province.
3. Characterized by or expressing resistance to or defiance of authority or convention: a rebellious teenager; a rebellious artistic movement.
4. Resistant to treatment or adjustment: "battled with characteristically rebellious plumbing" (Isabella Tree).

re·bel′lious·ly adv.
re·bel′lious·ness n.

rebellious

(rɪˈbɛljəs)
adj
1. showing a tendency towards rebellion
2. (of a problem, etc) difficult to overcome; refractory
reˈbelliously adv
reˈbelliousness n

re•bel•lious

(rɪˈbɛl yəs)

adj.
1. defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of rebels or rebellion.
3. (of things or animals) resisting management or treatment; refractory.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin rebelliōsus < Latin rebelli(ō) rebellion]
re•bel′lious•ly, adv.
re•bel′lious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rebellious - resisting control or authority; "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"
insubordinate - not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
2.rebellious - discontented as toward authorityrebellious - discontented as toward authority  
discontent, discontented - showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing; "saw many discontent faces in the room"; "was discontented with his position"
3.rebellious - participating in organized resistance to a constituted government; "the rebelling confederacy"
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

rebellious

rebellious

adjective
Participating in open revolt against a government or ruling authority:
Translations
ثائِر، مُتَمَرِّدمُتَمَرِّد
vzpurnýpovstalecký
oprørsk
kapinallinen
buntovan
uppreisnargjarn
謀反の
반항적인
vzdorovitý
upprorisk
ยากที่จะควบคุม
nổi loạn

rebellious

[rɪˈbeljəs] ADJrebelde

rebellious

[rɪˈbɛliəs] adj
[youth, teenager] → rebelle
[backbencher, politician] → rebelle

rebellious

adj soldiers, peasants etcrebellisch, aufrührerisch; child, naturerebellisch, widerspenstig

rebellious

[rɪˈbɛljəs] adjribelle

rebel

(ˈrebl) noun
1. a person who opposes or fights against people in authority, eg a government. The rebels killed many soldiers; (also adjective) rebel troops.
2. a person who does not accept the rules of normal behaviour etc. My son is a bit of a rebel.
(rəˈbel) verb past tense, past participle reˈbelled
to fight (against people in authority). The people rebelled against the dictator; Teenagers often rebel against their parents' way of life.
rebellion (rəˈbeljən) noun
1. an open or armed fight against a government etc.
2. a refusal to obey orders or to accept rules etc.
rebellious (rəˈbeljəs) adjective
rebelling or likely to rebel. rebellious troops/children.
reˈbelliously adverb
reˈbelliousness noun

rebellious

مُتَمَرِّد vzpurný oprørsk rebellisch επαναστατικός rebelde kapinallinen rebelle buntovan ribelle 謀反の 반항적인 opstandig opprørsk buntowniczy rebelde мятежный upprorisk ยากที่จะควบคุม isyankar nổi loạn 反叛的
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This much-enduring man had succeeded in banishing chewing gum after a long and stormy war, had made a bonfire of the confiscated novels and newspapers, had suppressed a private post office, had forbidden distortions of the face, nicknames, and caricatures, and done all that one man could do to keep half a hundred rebellious girls in order.
Pavel, the tall one, was said to be an anarchist; since he had no means of imparting his opinions, probably his wild gesticulations and his generally excited and rebellious manner gave rise to this supposition.
Why, we are nigh the spot that Providence first placed them at, but where, it seems, they were too rebellious to stay.
And this is their utterance; merry and boisterous, or mournful and wailing, or passionate and rebellious, this music is their music, music of home.
These holidays serve as conductors, or safety-valves, to carry off the rebellious spirit of enslaved humanity.
Perhaps the fact that she was in a rebellious mood made her bold.
He has a sullen, rebellious spirit; a violent temper; and an untoward, intractable disposition.
My dread always was, that this knowledge on her part laid me under a heavy disadvantage with her pride, and made me the subject of a rebellious struggle in her bosom.
Nor was his name unheard or unador'd In ancient Greece; and in AUSONIAN land Men call'd him MULCIBER; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry JOVE Sheer o're the Chrystal Battlements: from Morn To Noon he fell, from Noon to dewy Eve, A Summers day; and with the setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On LEMNOS th' AEGAEAN Ile: thus they relate, Erring; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before; nor aught avail'd him now To have built in Heav'n high Towrs; nor did he scape By all his Engins, but was headlong sent With his industrious crew to build in hell.
For that of a Prince as unwise as he is profligate, and as likely to be an ungrateful master as he has already proved a rebellious son and an unnatural brother.
Silver was the captain, and a mighty rebellious crew he had of it.
In his company, my first business was to go to that part of the coast where my rebellious crew had ordered me to be set on shore.