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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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Working at his chambers in the Temple, with a busy aspect, and his hair (where he is not bald) made more rebellious than ever by the constant friction of his lawyer's-wig, I come, in a later time, upon my dear old Traddles.
Silver was the captain, and a mighty rebellious crew he had of it.
He knew there was a vast world outside, to whom Disruption Principles were as the chatter of tree-top apes; the paper brought him chill whiffs from it; he had met Englishmen who had asked lightly if he did not belong to the Church of Scotland, and then had failed to be much interested by his elucidation of that nice point; it was an evil, wild, rebellious world, lying sunk in DOZENEDNESS, for nothing short of a Scots word will paint this Scotsman's feelings.
Such is the summary style in which the Typees convert perverse-minded and rebellious hogs into the most docile and amiable pork; a morsel of which placed on the tongue melts like a soft smile from the lips of Beauty.
Joe had experienced some trouble in getting the rebellious spirits to believe in it; but, once accepted by them, nothing connected with it was any longer an impossibility to the imaginations of the seamen stimulated by Joe's harangues.
The cascades, somewhat rebellious nymphs though they were, poured forth their waters brighter and clearer than crystal: they scattered over the bronze triton and nereids their waves of foam, which glistened like fire in the rays of the sun.
Here Lieutenant Jack spoke right out in meeting with the rebellious remark