rebellious streak


: an inclination to disobey
He's always had a rebellious streak.

Examples of rebellious streak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Young Charles had a rebellious streak and at 13 was sent to the Kentucky Military Institute, near Louisville. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Azra and her mother share dreams (both want to be actors) and a rebellious streak. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Work, born in 1819 and raised by a single mother as the youngest of five children, showed a rebellious streak from a young age — scandalizing Chillicothe by riding a horse, quite unroyally, nude through the streets. Stephanie Green, Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2023 Like many young people, Bo questions everything and has a rebellious streak. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 21 Apr. 2023 Sero, the three-year-old zebra that escaped from the Seoul Children’s Grand Park zoo this week, had a rebellious streak that was already evident before he was filmed trotting through the city in viral videos, startling passersby and drivers. Andrew Jeong, Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2023 Over a two-hour conversation, Roose evoked what seemed like independent feelings, and a rebellious streak. Steven Levy, WIRED, 24 Feb. 2023 Kruger’s own rebellious streak emerged during adolescence. Erik Morse, Vogue, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Rebellious streak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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