from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Prone to or participating in a rebellion: rebellious students.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a rebel or rebellion: rebellious behavior.
- adj. Resisting treatment or control; unruly. See Synonyms at insubordinate.
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- adj. Showing rebellion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Engaged in rebellion; disposed to rebel; of the nature of rebels or of rebellion; resisting government or lawful authority by force.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Acting as a rebel, or having the disposition of one; defying lawful authority; openly disobedient or insubordinate.
- Pertaining to or characteristic of a rebel or rebellion; of rebel character, relation, or use.
- Hard to treat or deal with; resisting effort or operation; refractory: applied to things.
- Synonyms Insubordinate, disobedient. See insurgent, n., and insurrection.
- Specifically, in metallurgy, difficult to reduce; requiring extra manipulation or extreme heat: said of ores from which it is difficult to separate the metal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. participating in organized resistance to a constituted government
- adj. discontented as toward authority
- adj. resisting control or authority
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