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Synonyms for rebellious
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebellious(adj)

    resisting control or authority

    "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"

    Synonyms:
    malcontent, disaffected, ill-affected

    Antonyms:
    content, contented, subordinate, loyal

  2. disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent, rebellious(adj)

    discontented as toward authority

    Synonyms:
    malcontent, disaffected, ill-affected

    Antonyms:
    content, contented, subordinate, loyal

  3. rebellious(adj)

    participating in organized resistance to a constituted government

    "the rebelling confederacy"

    Synonyms:
    malcontent, disaffected, ill-affected

    Antonyms:
    loyal, contented, content, subordinate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rebellious

    Rebellious signifies being in a state of rebellion (see REBELLION under REVOLUTION), and is even extended to inanimate things that resist control or adaptation to human use. Ungovernable applies to that which successfully defies authority and power; unmanageable to that which resists the utmost exercise of skill or of skill and power combined; rebellious, to that which is defiant of authority, whether successfully or unsuccessfully; seditious, to that which partakes of or tends to excite a rebellious spirit, seditious suggesting more of covert plan, scheming, or conspiracy, rebellious more of overt act or open violence. While the unmanageable or ungovernable defies control, the rebellious or seditious may be forced to submission; as, the man has an ungovernable temper; the horses became unmanageable; he tamed his rebellious spirit. Insubordinate applies to the disposition to resist and resent control as such; mutinous, to open defiance of authority, especially in the army, navy, or merchant marine. A contumacious act or spirit is contemptuous as well as defiant. Compare OBSTINATE; REVOLUTION.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, disobedient, insubordinate, intractable, mutinous, refractory, seditious, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmanageable

    Antonyms:
    compliant, controllable, deferential, docile, dutiful, gentle, manageable, obedient, submissive, subservient, tractable, yielding

    Preposition:
    Rebellious to or against lawful authority.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rebellious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    insubordinate, riotous, disobedient, mutinous, refractory, contumacious, seditious, traitorous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rebellious(a)

    Synonyms:
    insurgent, seditious, mutinous, insubordinate, refractory

    Antonyms:
    dutiful, submissive, docile, compliant, deferential, obedient

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rebel, insurgent, rebels, firebrand, insurgency, treason

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#62649disobedient
#64070disaffected
#64747unmanageable
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#179637insubordinate
#179979ungovernable
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#282433contumacious

How to use rebellious in a sentence?

  1. Tom Robbins:

    Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

  2. Montana Miller:

    The Internet scrutiny of her body has pushed her over the limit that any person would experience, perhaps her seemingly inappropriate posting of nearly nude photos is an in-your-face rebellious response. [It’s] a way of asserting that she owns her body and not the massive anonymous invisible crowd of critics out there who have been haranguing her for the past months.

  3. Kendrick David Evans:

    I would rather die without the surgery and be able to still sing in my regular voice and still travel, at first [my parents] .?.?. thought I was being rebellious. But where we’re at now, they understand.

  4. Echo Delta:

    Lots of Hong Kong people think of us as troublemakers, young people are more appreciative, I guess this has to do with the spirit of being rebellious.

  5. Simone de Beauvoir:

    In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.


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