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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