Synonyms and Antonyms of rebellion
1 open fighting against authority (as one's own government) <the rebellion would have failed if not for the aid sent by other countries> Synonyms insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, revolt, revolution, rising, uprising Related Words coup, coup d'état (or coup d'etat), overthrow; misprision, sedition, treachery, treason; sabotage, subversion Near Antonyms counterinsurgency, counterrevolution
2 refusal to obey <the period of rebellion that teenagers typically go through> Synonyms balkiness, contrariness, contumacy, defiance, frowardness, insubordination, intractability, obstreperousness, disobedience, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, unruliness, waywardness, willfulnessRelated Words civil disobedience, noncooperation; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; doggedness, hardheadedness, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, peevishness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perversity, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity; knavery, mischievousness, naughtinessNear Antonyms agreeability, amenability, amiability; slavishness, submissiveness, subservience, subserviency; trainability; deference, docility, dutifulnessAntonyms compliance, obedience, submission, subordinateness, subordination, tractability, tractableness
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