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Synonyms for rebellion
rɪˈbɛl yənre·bel·lion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rebellion

    The essential idea of revolution is a change in the form of government or constitution, or a change of rulers, otherwise than as provided by the laws of succession, election, etc.; while such change is apt to involve armed hostilities, these make no necessary part of the revolution. The revolution by which Dom Pedro was dethroned, and Brazil changed from an empire to a republic, was accomplished without a battle, and almost without a shot. Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes. Lawlessness is a temper of mind or condition of the community which may result in anarchy. Confusion, disorder, riot, and tumult are incidental and temporary outbreaks of lawlessness, but may not be anarchy. Insubordination is individual disobedience. Sedition is the plotting, rebellion the fighting, against the existing government, but always with the purpose of establishing some other government in its place. When rebellion is successful it is called revolution; but there may be revolution without rebellion; as, the English Revolution of 1688. A revolt is an uprising against existing authority without the comprehensive views of change in the form or administration of government that are involved in revolution. Anarchy, when more than temporary disorder, is a proposed disintegration of society, in which it is imagined that social order might exist without government. Slaves make insurrection; soldiers or sailors break out in mutiny; subject provinces rise in revolt. Compare SOCIALISM.

    Synonyms:
    anarchy, confusion, disintegration, disorder, insubordination, insurrection, lawlessness, mutiny, revolt, revolution, riot, sedition, tumult

    Antonyms:
    authority, command, control, domination, dominion, empire, government, law, loyalty, obedience, order, rule, sovereignty, submission, supremacy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebellionnoun

    refusal to accept some authority or code or convention

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

    Synonyms:
    revolt, uprising, rising, insurrection

  2. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprisingnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    rising, insurrection, ascension, rise, ascent, uprising, revolt

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  1. rebellionnoun

    Synonyms:
    insurrection, sedition, revolt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rebellionnoun

    Synonyms:
    insurrection, insurgency, mutiny, sedition, revolt, insubordination

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How to use rebellion in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.

  2. Viktor Orban:

    Considering that we are facing a rebellion by illegal migrants, police have done their job in a remarkable way, without using force, they seized railway stations, rejected giving fingerprints, failed to cooperate and are unwilling to go to places where they would get food, water, accommodation and medical care ... They rebelled against Hungary's legal order.

  3. Luis Parra:

    We announced this morning before entering the legislative palace that the rebellion by the deputies ... would be clearly expressed.

  4. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    I would like to thank the Hungarian police because in recent days there has been a de facto rebellion among illegal migrants, they occupied a railway station, they refused to be fingerprinted, they did not cooperate and they refused to enter facilities where they could receive care, such as food, water, shelter or medical treatment. They have rebelled against Hungarian law.

  5. Matthew Griffin:

    The U.S. backed with a free trade agreement to give those small businesses a competitive advantage, and it’s working. We are seeing the end of the FARC rebellion in Colombia after 50-something years and it’s mainly because of business and trade.


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