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view main entry for rebelliousadjective  /rɪˈbeljəs/
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noun [uncountable]
rebelliousness noun [uncountable]Opposition: pushback, opposition, disagreement, antagonism, hostility, enmity, rebellion, resistance, dissension, demurActivism, rebellion, protest and terrorism: 7/7, 9/11, agitation, agriterrorism, anarchy, apostasy, barricade, bioterrorism, boycott, civil disobedienceDisobedience and failure to cooperate: breach, contravention, defiance, disobedience, infraction, insubordination, non-compliance, non-cooperation, non-observance, rebellion

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