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- n. The state of being rebellious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being rebellious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
- n. an insubordinate act
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Part of the change has to do with the recognition that much of what was thought of as laziness or rebelliousness is actually a cry for help from a kid with a learning disability or a mental illness.
Comfortable with technology, and characterized by rebelliousness, fearlessness and risk-taking, these young people have the frame of mind required for the next stage of Egypt's revolution.
"'Eccentric' is the wrong word, but Deitch Projects is not your standard contemporary gallery," said Bruce Altshuler, the director of the museum studies program at N.Y.U. "It is very focused on younger artists, generally working in less standard forms, with a kind of rebelliousness, at least in appearance."
His other big moment in the film, is when he speaks with great condescension about his Al Jazeera colleagues and their "rebelliousness".
He's unflappably forthright about his preference, in an environment where such candor is physically dangerous, and his unwitting 'rebelliousness' sets off a chain reaction of events in which not everyone will be left standing.
And I must admit that any Blawg with the kicker "wise up suckers" shows just the kind of rebelliousness I look for in my posse.
Those occasioned bouts of rebelliousness and the feelings they engendered would soon be more easily had.
Released in 1979 around the time of Mr. Dylan's conversion to Christianity, the lyrics carry just a hint of the old rebelliousness, for any in Beijing who are listening carefully: I'm gonna change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules.
He personifies daring, rebelliousness and a good time.
At the end of your anger and your rebelliousness, there is nothing but sorrow and pain—a life unfulfilled and wasted.