from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Prone to or participating in a rebellion: rebellious students.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a rebel or rebellion: rebellious behavior.
- adj. Resisting treatment or control; unruly. See Synonyms at insubordinate.
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- adj. Showing rebellion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Engaged in rebellion; disposed to rebel; of the nature of rebels or of rebellion; resisting government or lawful authority by force.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Acting as a rebel, or having the disposition of one; defying lawful authority; openly disobedient or insubordinate.
- Pertaining to or characteristic of a rebel or rebellion; of rebel character, relation, or use.
- Hard to treat or deal with; resisting effort or operation; refractory: applied to things.
- Synonyms Insubordinate, disobedient. See insurgent, n., and insurrection.
- Specifically, in metallurgy, difficult to reduce; requiring extra manipulation or extreme heat: said of ores from which it is difficult to separate the metal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. participating in organized resistance to a constituted government
- adj. discontented as toward authority
- adj. resisting control or authority
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It was not until 1900s and what I call the rebellious generation, that Zionists and their Aparthied goals entered the Middle East and Palestine with help of the British Empire, this empire in this era changing from coal to oil used to drive their Navy.
"No," quoth he, "when I say the colonies, I mean what you call the rebellious party in them."
Philip Winwood A Sketch of the Domestic History of an American Captain in the War of Independence; Embracing Events that Occurred between and during the Years 1763 and 1786, in New York and London: written by His Enemy in War, Herbert Russell, Lieutenant in the Loyalist Forces.
"Because it was King Charles's day; and they've fined and imprisoned and hung people for all kinds of what they call rebellious practices."
My husband, being of English birth and having served in the king's army, cannot brook what he calls the rebellious talk which is common among his neighbors, and is already on bad terms with many around us.
"In the first place, sire, what do you term rebellious?" quietly asked the musketeer.
Receiving by heredity the fierce, bull-like nature of his father plus the passive indomitableness and groping spirit of his mother, Fomá, proud and rebellious, is repelled by the selfish, money-seeking environment into which he is born.
Oh! how deceitful, how rebellious is the heart of man; how guilty and wretched even his best estate, Oh! the terror and horror of such impr?
It's not conformism that leads us to spend, spend, spend on the unnecessary and the ephemeral, but its opposite: the quest to distinguish ourselves from the masses through our enlightened, hip, or just plain rebellious consumer preferences.
Fomá, proud and rebellious, is repelled by the selfish, money-seeking environment into which he is born.
She and her husband, 72, who both agreed to an interview at their home Thursday, said they observed problems with the boy, whom they described as a rebellious teen, over the years.