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3 definitions found for rebellious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Rebellious \Re*bel"lious\ (r[-e]*b[e^]l"y[u^]s), a. Engaged in rebellion; disposed to rebel; of the nature of rebels or of rebellion; resisting government or lawful authority by force. "Thy rebellious crew." "Proud rebellious arms." --Milton. -- Re*bel"lious*ly, adv. -- Re*bel"lious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
rebellious adj 1: resisting control or authority; "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew" 2: discontented as toward authority [syn: disaffected, ill- affected, malcontent, rebellious] 3: participating in organized resistance to a constituted government; "the rebelling confederacy"From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
100 Moby Thesaurus words for "rebellious": alienated, beefing, bellyaching, bitching, breakaway, complaining, complaintful, contumacious, crabbing, crabby, cranky, croaking, defiant, difficult, disaffected, disappointed, discontented, disgruntled, disobedient, displeased, disputatious, disputing, dissatisfied, dissentient, dissenting, envious, estranged, extreme, extremistic, factious, faultfinding, fractious, griping, grouchy, grousing, growling, grumbling, incorrigible, insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectionary, malcontent, malcontented, murmuring, mutineering, mutinous, muttering, noncooperative, objecting, obstinate, obstructive, on the barricades, out of humor, peevish, petulant, proof against, protesting, querulant, querulous, rebel, recalcitrant, refractory, reluctant, renitent, repellent, resentful, resistant, resisting, resistive, restive, restless, retardant, retardative, revolutional, revolutionary, riotous, seditionary, seditious, stubborn, subversive, sulky, traitorous, treasonable, turbulent, unaccepting, unaccommodating, uncooperative, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungovernable, ungratified, unhappy, unmanageable, unruly, unsatisfied, unsubmissive, unyielding, up in arms, whiny, withstanding