What does rebellious mean?

Definitions for rebellious
rɪˈbɛl yəsre·bel·lious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebelliousadjective

    resisting control or authority

    "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"

  2. disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent, rebelliousadjective

    discontented as toward authority

  3. rebelliousadjective

    participating in organized resistance to a constituted government

    "the rebelling confederacy"

Wiktionary

  1. rebelliousadjective

    Showing rebellion.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rebelliousadjective

    Opponent to lawful authority.

    Etymology: from rebel.

    From the day that thou didst depart out of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the Lord. Deutr. ix. 7.

    This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice. Deutr. xxi. 20.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebelliousadjective

    engaged in rebellion; disposed to rebel; of the nature of rebels or of rebellion; resisting government or lawful authority by force

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rebellious

    Engaged in or marked by rebellion; traitorously renouncing the authority and dominion of the government to which allegiance is due; violently resisting government or lawful authority; as, rebellious troops.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebellious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebellious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of rebellious in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Show me the prophet, or any great person who did not possess a rebellious mind and spirit.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The act of sinning is to allow your will to become rebellious, or do the things wrong that are under your own control.

  3. Echo Delta:

    Lots of Hong Kong people think of us as troublemakers, young people are more appreciative, I guess this has to do with the spirit of being rebellious.

  4. Montana Miller:

    The Internet scrutiny of her body has pushed her over the limit that any person would experience, perhaps her seemingly inappropriate posting of nearly nude photos is an in-your-face rebellious response. [It’s] a way of asserting that she owns her body and not the massive anonymous invisible crowd of critics out there who have been haranguing her for the past months.

  5. Kendrick David Evans:

    I would rather die without the surgery and be able to still sing in my regular voice and still travel, at first [my parents] .?.?. thought I was being rebellious. But where we’re at now, they understand.

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