Simple Definition of rebellion
: an effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by the use of protest or violence
: open opposition toward a person or group in authority
: refusal to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc.
Full Definition of rebellion
1 : opposition to one in authority or dominance
2 a : open, armed, and usually unsuccessful defiance of or resistance to an established government b : an instance of such defiance or resistance
Examples of rebellion
The king's army suppressed the rebellion.
The unfair tax laws sparked a rebellion.
The peasants rose in rebellion.
She's the head of a rebellion against the leaders of the party.
Recent election losses have led to open rebellion among some party members, who are calling for a complete change of leadership.
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REBELLION Defined for Kids
Definition of rebellion
1 : open opposition to authority <The strict rules caused rebellion in their class.>
2 : an open fight by citizens against their government
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