Rebellious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈbeljəs|  American pronunciation of the word rebellious
Brit.  |rɪˈbɛljəs|  British pronunciation of the word rebellious


- resisting control or authority

temperamentally rebellious
a rebellious crew

- discontented as toward authority (syn: disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent)
- participating in organized resistance to a constituted government


...the rebellious troops fought a pitched battle with divisions still loyal to the government...

...expected her son to grow a little more rebellious as he got older, but she knew he understood when to kick and when to obey...

He's always had a rebellious streak (=a tendency to rebel).

The show is about two couples and the adventures of their rebellious offspring.

...their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again...

The despot gassed the rebellious tribes

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