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Definition of "rebellious" []

  • Prone to or participating in a rebellion: rebellious students. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a rebel or rebellion: rebellious behavior. (adjective)
  • Resisting treatment or control; unruly. See Synonyms at insubordinate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rebellious" in a sentence
  • "It was not until 1900s and what I call the rebellious generation, that Zionists and their Aparthied goals entered the Middle East and Palestine with help of the British Empire, this empire in this era changing from coal to oil used to drive their Navy."
  • ""No," quoth he, "when I say the colonies, I mean what you call the rebellious party in them.""
  • ""Because it was King Charles's day; and they've fined and imprisoned and hung people for all kinds of what they call rebellious practices.""