refusal to accept some authority or code or convention
"each generation must have its own rebellion"; "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"
rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising(noun)
organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
Armed resistance to an established government or ruler.
The government is doing its best to stop rebellion in the country.
Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebeling.
Having a tattoo was Mathilda's personal rebellion against her parents.
An organized, forceful subversion of the law of the land in an attempt to replace it with another form of government.
The army general led a successful rebellion and became president of the country.
the act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection
open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority
Rebellion, uprising, or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order. It may, therefore, be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors aimed at destroying or taking over the position of an established authority such as a government, governor, president, political leader, or person in charge. On the one hand the forms of behaviour can include non-violent methods such as the phenomena of civil disobedience, civil resistance and nonviolent resistance. On the other hand it may encompass violent campaigns. Those who participate in rebellions, especially if they are armed rebellions, are known as "rebels". Throughout history, many different groups that opposed their governments have been called rebels. Over 450 peasant revolts erupted in southwestern France between 1590 and 1715. In the United States, the term was used for the Continentals by the British in the Revolutionary War, and for the Confederacy by the Union in the American Civil War. Most armed rebellions have not been against authority in general, but rather have sought to establish a new government in their place. For example, the Boxer Rebellion sought to implement a stronger government in China in place of the weak and divided government of the time. The Jacobite Risings attempted to restore the deposed Stuart kings to the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland, rather than abolish the monarchy completely.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name of two risings of Jacobites in Scotland to restore the exiled Stuart dynasty to the throne, one in behalf of the Pretender in 1715, headed by the Earl of Mar, and defeated at Sheriffmuir, and the other in behalf of the Young Chevalier, and defeated at Culloden in April 1746.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes allegiance; the taking of arms traitorously to resist the authority of lawful government; revolt; insurrection.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'rebellion' in Nouns Frequency: #2899
The numerical value of rebellion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of rebellion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of rebellion in a Sentence
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion.
Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.
Extinction Rebellion to focus on the financial industry today.
Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
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Translations for rebellion
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- мяцеж, паўстаннеBelarusian
- rebel·lióCatalan, Valencian
- vzpoura, rebelie, povstáníCzech
- Rebellion, AufstandGerman
- insurrección, rebeliónSpanish
- ([[aseellinen]]) [[vastarinta]], vastarinta, kapinaFinnish
- felkelés, zendülés, lázadás, ellenszegülés, lázadóHungarian
- դիմադրություն, ապստամբություն, խռովությունArmenian
- 反乱, 反抗, 無視, 反逆, 謀反, 蜂起, 反発Japanese
- rebellio, rebellionisLatin
- RebelliounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- maištas, sukilimasLithuanian
- rebellie, verzet, oproer, opstandDutch
- rebelia, bunt, rewoltaPolish
- неповиновение, восстание, мятеж, бунтRussian
- búna, pȍbuna, ùstanakSerbo-Croatian
- uppror, trotsSwedish
- бунт, повстання, непокора, ребелліонUkrainian
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