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Words used to describe rebellious people and actions

anarchic

adjective

behaving in a way that ignores the normal rules or limits of your society or group, especially when this causes trouble

civil

adjective

relating to the people of a country, especially when they are protesting or fighting about something

counter-revolutionary

adjective

involved in a counter-revolution

guerrilla

noun

using unexpected methods of attack to surprise the enemy

militant

adjective

using extreme and sometimes violent methods to achieve political or social change

militant

adjective

used about people’s actions

mutinous

adjective

taking part in a mutiny

radical

adjective

a radical person or group believes that important political or social changes are necessary

rebel

noun

relating to rebels or their activities

rebellious

adjective

fighting to remove a government or leader by force

rebellious

adjective

opposing authority or accepted ways of doing things

revolutionary

adjective

relating to or supporting a political revolution

seditious

adjective

encouraging people to oppose the government or not obey the law

sit-down

adjective

a sit-down strike, protest etc is a protest in which people sit down in order to stop a business from operating until their demands are listened to

subversive

adjective

intended to destroy the power or influence of a government or an established belief

anarchistic

adjective

dissident

adjective

militantly

adverb

obstructionist

adjective

pacifist

adjective

rebelliously

adverb

subversively

adverb

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