HyperDic: rebellion

English > 2 senses of the word rebellion:
NOUNactrebellionrefusal to accept / accept / accept some authority or code or convention
actrebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprisingorganized opposition to authority
rebellion > pronunciation
Soundsrihbeh'lyahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > rebellion: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningrefusal to accept / accept / accept some authority or code or convention.
Examples
  • "each generation must have its own rebellion"
  • "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"
Broaderresistancegroup action in opposition to those in power
Spanishrebelión
Catalanrebel·lió
Adjectivesrebelliousdiscontented as toward authority
rebelliousresisting / resisting control or authority
Verbsrebelbreak with established customs / customs
English > rebellion: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningorganized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another.
Synonymsinsurrection, revolt, rising, uprising
InstancesIndian Mutiny, Sepoy Mutinydiscontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858
Peasant's Revolt, Great RevoltA widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people / people of England
Narrowerinsurgency, insurgenceAn organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
intifada, intifadahAn uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000
mutinyopen rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
Broaderconflict, struggle, battleAn open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
Spanishalzamiento, insurgencia, insurrección, levantamiento, rebelión, revuelta, solevamiento, sublevación, sublevamiento
Catalanaixecament, alçament, insurrecció, rebel·lió, revolta, sollevament
Adjectivesrebelliousdiscontented as toward authority
rebelliousparticipating in organized resistance to a constituted government
Verbsrebeltake part in a rebellion

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