rebellion - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an attempt to remove a government or leader by force

    an abortive military rebellion

    The capital was destroyed during the rebellion.

    in rebellion:

    The country rose in rebellion.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a refusal to obey your leader, especially in politics

    There are fears that welfare cuts could provoke a rebellion among left-wing MPs.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] opposition to someone in authority or to accepted ways of doing things

      teenage rebellion