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revolt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of revolt

  1. open fighting against authority (as one's own government) soon the revolt had spread to every corner of the country Synonyms of revolt insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, rebellion, revolution, rising, uprisingWords Related to revolt coup, coup d'état (or coup d'etat), overthrow; misprision, sedition, treachery, treason; sabotage, subversionNear Antonyms of revolt counterinsurgency, counterrevolution

Synonym Discussion of revolt

rebellion, revolution, uprising, revolt, insurrection, mutiny mean an outbreak against authority. rebellion implies an open formidable resistance that is often unsuccessful.
    • open rebellion against the officers
revolution applies to a successful rebellion resulting in a major change (as in government).
    • a political revolution that toppled the monarchy
uprising implies a brief, limited, and often immediately ineffective rebellion.
    • quickly put down the uprising
revolt and insurrection imply an armed uprising that quickly fails or succeeds.
    • a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders
    • an insurrection of oppressed laborers
mutiny applies to group insubordination or insurrection especially against naval authority.
    • a mutiny led by the ship's cook

revolt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of revolt

  1. 1 to cause to feel disgust the jury appeared to be revolted by the grisly details of the murder Synonyms of revolt gross out, nauseate, put off, repel, repulse, disgust, sicken, turn offWords Related to revolt displease, distress; appall (also appal), disquiet, horrify; affront, insult, offend, outrage, shockNear Antonyms of revolt allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, draw, enchant, entice, fascinate, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please, rejoice, tickle; enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue

  2. 2 to rise up against established authority the students practically revolted when the school cancelled the championship football game Synonyms of revolt mutiny, rebelWords Related to revolt defy, disobey, mock; revolutionize; buck, combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist, withstandNear Antonyms of revolt comply (with), follow, mind, obey, submit; attend, serve



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