What does rebellion mean?

Definitions for rebellion
rɪˈbɛl yənre·bel·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebellionnoun

    refusal to accept some authority or code or convention

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

  2. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprisingnoun

    organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

Wiktionary

  1. rebellionnoun

    Armed resistance to an established government or ruler.

    The government is doing its best to stop rebellion in the country.

  2. rebellionnoun

    Defiance of authority or control; the act of rebeling.

    Having a tattoo was Mathilda's personal rebellion against her parents.

  3. rebellionnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rebellionnoun

    Insurrection against lawful authority.

    Etymology: rebellion, Fr. rebellio, Lat. from rebel.

    He was victorious in rebellions and seditions of people. Francis Bacon.

    Adam’s sin, or the curse upon it, did not deprive him of his rule, but left the creatures to a rebellion or reluctation. Francis Bacon, Holy War.

    Raz’d by rebellion from the books of life. John Milton.

Wikipedia

  1. Rebellion

    Rebellion is a song by American rock band Linkin Park. The song was originally recorded by the band for their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party, where it appears as the eighth track on the album. The song features Armenian-American multi-instrumentalist Daron Malakian from rock band System of a Down, who plays additional guitar on the track. The track was released as the fourth official single from The Hunting Party on June 4, 2014 and was later released on American rock radio on October 13, 2014.

ChatGPT

  1. rebellion

    Rebellion can be broadly defined as a deliberate and conscious act of resistance or defiance against established authority, norms, or societal expectations. It is often driven by a desire for change, justice, or freedom, and involves challenging or questioning existing power structures, social norms, or traditional beliefs. Rebellion can manifest in various forms, such as political or social protests, acts of disobedience, revolutions, strikes, or any action that challenges the status quo. It is an expression of individual or collective dissatisfaction with the prevailing conditions and seeks to bring about social, political, or cultural transformation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebellionverb

    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

  2. Rebellionverb

    open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority

Wikidata

  1. Rebellion

    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

  1. Rebellion

    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

  1. rebellion

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rebellion' in Nouns Frequency: #2899

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebellion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebellion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rebellion in a Sentence

  1. Johan Obdola:

    Jordan, supported by Cliver Alcala, started providing special training to Venezuelan freedom fighters. This group of fighters was infiltrated by the Venezuelan regime, and when the U.S. offered a reward for the capture of Nicolas Maduro, it provided a better opportunity to plan this Operation Gideon, to capture Maduro, and initiate a national armed rebellion against the regime.

  2. Turan Basri:

    The crowd became hostile very quickly due to wanting to go to work. I sympathize with the aims of Extinction Rebellion but this was an own goal, canning Town is a very working class area. Seeing what they perceived to be middle-class protesters preventing working class people from earning a living didn't go down well.

  3. The King:

    The north of England was out of step with the rest of the country at this time – far more conservative and in favor of the traditions of the Catholic Church so open rebellion was a real threat, someone more in tune with the local situation may have convinced the King that such a cruel sentence would martyr the abbot and exacerbate problems in the northwest.

  4. Tim Crosland:

    Following the recent Extinction Rebellion protests there is widespread recognition that we are in a state of climate and ecological emergency.

  5. Jack Kerouac:

    I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion.

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