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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rebellious mean? 

REBELLIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective REBELLIOUS has 3 senses:

1. resisting control or authority
2. discontented as toward authority
3. participating in organized resistance to a constituted government

  Familiarity information: REBELLIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

REBELLIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1rebellious [BACK TO TOP]


Resisting control or authority

Context examples:

temperamentally rebellious / a rebellious crew


insubordinate (not submissive to authority)

Sense 2rebellious [BACK TO TOP]


Discontented as toward authority


disaffected; ill-affected; malcontent; rebellious


discontent; discontented (showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing)

Sense 3rebellious [BACK TO TOP]


Participating in organized resistance to a constituted government

Context example:

the rebelling confederacy


disloyal (deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle)

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