Examples of rebellion in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of rebellion from the Web
In a final entertaining act of juvenile rebellion, Homme clumsily attempted to dismantle the drum kit before stumbling offstage at the conclusion of the encore.
Realism, rebellion, and youth all became part of the vernacular of ’90s fashion.
In this environment of awakening and rebellion—made possible by Roger Goodell—don’t expect the players to go quietly.
When the rebellion against Assad morphed into armed conflict, Riyadh was one of the strongest backers of nascent rebel groups.
But years of armed rebellion here have added another dimension to the bag phenomena: Military-issue man bags.
In 1958, the CIA backed armed regional rebellions against the central government, only calling off operations after American pilot Allen Pope was captured while conducting bombing operations that killed Indonesian soldiers and civilians.
But there is almost no doubt now that his final act will be as a leader of the Republican rebellion.
Republicans’ pajama rebellion Give me liberty, or give me ... a rocking chair?
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Did You Know?
Plenty of teenagers rebel against their parents in all kinds of ways. But a rebellion usually involves a group. Armed rebellions are usually put down by a country's armed forces, or at least kept from expanding beyond a small area. The American War of Independence was first viewed by the British as a minor rebellion that would soon run its course, but this particular rebellion led to a full-fledged revolution--that is, the overthrow of a government. Rebellion, armed or otherwise, has often alerted those in power that those they control are very unhappy.
First Known Use of rebellion
Synonymsinsurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, revolt, revolution, rising, uprising
Antonymscompliance, obedience, submission, subordinateness, subordination, tractability, tractableness
Related Wordscoup, coup d'état (or coup d'etat), overthrow; misprision, sedition, treachery, treason; sabotage, subversion
Near Antonymscounterinsurgency, counterrevolution
Synonym Discussion of rebellion
- open rebellion against the officers
- a political revolution that toppled the monarchy
- quickly put down the uprising
- a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders
- an insurrection of oppressed laborers
- a mutiny led by the ship's cook
REBELLION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rebellion for English Language Learners
: 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.
REBELLION Defined for Kids
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