Rebel meaning

rĭ-bĕl
To feel or express strong unwillingness or repugnance.

She rebelled at the unwelcome suggestion.

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The definition of a rebel is a person who stands up to or defies authority.

An example of a rebel is a person involved in a political uprising.

An example of a rebel is a teenager who is defying his parents.

noun
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To be a rebel against the established government of one's country.
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To resist or defy an authority or a generally accepted convention.
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A person who resists or defies authority or convention.
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To resist authority or convention.

To rebel against one's parents.

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To rebel is to go against authority.

An example of rebel is the action taken in a political uprising.

An example of rebel is what teenager do when they defy their parents.

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One who rebels or is in rebellion.
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A person who resists authority or convention.
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To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force an established government or ruling authority.
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One who engages in armed resistance against the established government of one's country.
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A person who resists an established authority, often violently.
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(intransitive) To resist or become defiant toward an authority.
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Rebellious.
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Of rebels.
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To feel or show strong aversion; be repelled.

His mind rebels at the thought.

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A Confederate soldier.
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A Confederate soldier in the Civil War.
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Origin of rebel

  • Middle English rebellen from Old French rebeller from Latin rebellāre re- re- bellāre to make war (from bellum war) N., Middle English rebellious, rebel from Old French rebelle from Latin rebellis from rebellāre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis (“waging war again; insurgent"), from rebellō (“I wage war again, fight back"), from re- (“again, back") + bellō (“I wage war").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French rebeller, from Latin rebellō (“I wage war again, fight back"), from re- (“again, back") + bellō (“I wage war").

    From Wiktionary