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REBELLIOUS

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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]

Meaning:

Resisting control or authority

Context examples:

temperamentally rebellious / a rebellious crew

Similar:

insubordinate (not submissive to authority)


Sense 2rebellious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Discontented as toward authority

Synonyms:

disaffected; ill-affected; malcontent; rebellious

Similar:

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


Sense 3rebellious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Participating in organized resistance to a constituted government

Context example:

the rebelling confederacy

Similar:

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


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