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REBELLION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rebellion mean? 

REBELLION (noun)
  The noun REBELLION has 2 senses:

1. refusal to accept some authority or code or convention
2. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

  Familiarity information: REBELLION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REBELLION (noun)


Sense 1rebellion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refusal to accept some authority or code or convention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

each generation must have its own rebellion / his body was in rebellion against fatigue

Hypernyms ("rebellion" is a kind of...):

resistance (group action in opposition to those in power)


Sense 2rebellion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

insurrection; revolt; uprising; rebellion; rising

Hypernyms ("rebellion" is a kind of...):

battle; conflict; struggle (an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rebellion"):

insurgence; insurgency (an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict)

intifada; intifadah (an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000)

mutiny (open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers))

Instance hyponyms:

Great Revolt; Peasant's Revolt (a widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people of England; suppressed by Richard II)

Indian Mutiny; Sepoy Mutiny (discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858; the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow))


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