Rebellion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈbeljən|  American pronunciation of the word rebellion
Brit.  |rɪˈbɛljən|  British pronunciation of the word rebellion

noun

- refusal to accept some authority or code or convention

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

- organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another (syn: insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising)

Examples

The king's army suppressed the rebellion.

The unfair tax laws sparked a rebellion.

The peasants rose in rebellion.

She's the head of a rebellion against the leaders of the party.

Recent election losses have led to open rebellion among some party members, who are calling for a complete change of leadership.

The Bretons rose in rebellion against the King.

a rebellion against the military regime

a rebellion by right-wing members of the party

each generation must have its own rebellion

his body was in rebellion against fatigue

But the most indelible evening of the rebellion for me was the night I had first got beaten.

...quickly repressed the rebellion in the provincial city and restored order...

...immediately squelched any signs of rebellion...

...taxation without representation proved to be the yeast of rebellion...

Ireland would be entered in rebellion.

Word forms

noun
singular: rebellion
plural: rebellions
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