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Synonyms for rebel
ˈrɛb əl; rɪˈbɛlrebel

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rebelnoun

    revolter, insurgent, traitor

    supporter, adherent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greybacknoun

    `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms

    maverick, greyback, insurrectionist, knot, grayback, freedom fighter, insurgent

  2. insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebelnoun

    a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

    freedom fighter, insurrectionist, guerilla, irregular, greyback, insurgent, guerrilla, maverick

  3. maverick, rebelverb

    someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

    maverick, greyback, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, insurgent

  4. rebel, arise, rise, rise upverb

    take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

    rise, prove, grow, get up, spring up, lift, climb, develop, surface, bob up, arise, resurrect, go up, come up, rear, mount, heighten, move up, originate, climb up, ascend, wax, stand up, uprise, rise up, jump, turn out, renegade

  5. rebel, renegadeverb

    break with established customs

    arise, rise up, renegade, rise

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rebelnoun

    insurgent, traitor, revolter

  2. rebelverb

    revolt, resist lawful authority, take up arms against the government

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rebelnoun

    insurgent, revolter, turncoat

  2. rebelverb

    revolt, mutiny

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  1. Cynthia Powell in 1939:

    He was a rebel. He was outrageous. That was something I hadn't experienced before the age that I was, which was about 16 or 17. I'd had quite a normal, straightforward life, i was just instantly attracted to him.

  2. Roger Chao:

    There are those people today who live the same life, day in day out, predictable, risk free, dreamless, they are the harshest critics of those who strive to break free from this mundane existence. In this world, too many people are afraid to pursue the life they truly desire, too afraid of being criticised by others, too afraid of failing, too afraid of not knowing the way. However there are also those who choose to follow their dreams, those who choose to rebel, those who strive to be free, those who live. Stay true to yourself; break free from the chains of society and live.May you too have the strength and courage to pursue your dreams.

  3. Jamie Turner:

    Instagram is really a megaphone for people in repressed social and political environments to stand up and say,' I'm here, I'm alive, and I want to rebel against the social and cultural values of my parents' generation,'.

  4. Clarissa Ward:

    Firstly, in the run-up to this cessation of hostilities there was a dramatic increase in the intensiveness ... of Russian aerial bombardment and also of the regime warplanes of Bashar al-Assad, secondly, the people living in rebel territory don't trust the Assad regime and see this cessation of hostilities as a trick designed so that the regime can take more territory.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The fallen angels took full responsibility. I don't think anyone tempted the devil to rebel in the first place. He just made up his own mind.

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