rebelliousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rebelliousness - intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control
insubordination - defiance of authority
obstreperousness - noisy defiance
2.rebelliousness - an insubordinate act
resistance - group action in opposition to those in power
contumacy - obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority
disobedience, noncompliance - the failure to obey
Translations
حالَة التَمَرُّد أو العِصْيان
buřičstvívzpurnost
oprørskhedrebelskhed
lázadó szellem
uppreisnargirni
buričstvo
isyankârlık

rebelliousness

[rɪˈbeljəsnɪs] Nrebeldía f

rebelliousness

[rɪˈbɛliəsnɪs] n [youth] → esprit m de rébellion

rebelliousness

n (of troops, subordinates etc)Rebellion f; (= nature: of child etc) → Widerspenstigkeit f

rebelliousness

[rɪˈbɛljəsnɪs] nspirito di ribellione

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
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