rebel
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin rebellis, from re- + bellum war, from Old Latin duellum Date: 14th century 1. a. opposing or taking arms against a government or ruler b. of or relating to rebels <
the rebel camp
>
2. disobedient, rebellious II. noun Date: 14th century one who rebels or participates in a rebellion III. intransitive verb (rebelled; rebelling) Date: 14th century 1. a. to oppose or disobey one in authority or control b. to renounce and resist by force the authority of one's government 2. a. to act in or show opposition or disobedience <
rebelled against the conventions of polite society
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b. to feel or exhibit anger or revulsion <
rebelled at the injustice of life
>

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