open, organized, and armed resistance to one's government or ruler.
resistance to or defiance of any authority, control, or tradition.
- non·re·bel·lion, noun
- pre·re·bel·lion, adjective
- sem·i·re·bel·lion, noun
- sub·re·bel·lion, noun
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How to use rebellion in a sentence
And, just like Katniss, we need rules that make solidarity a centerpiece of shared life, not a desperate act of rebellion.
It may have looked like paradise, but a rebellion was brewing around the Davises.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Since then, Kisangani has been the epicenter of nearly every rebellion in the Congo.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Hunger Games franchise is already a deeply political saga, chronicling a growing rebellion against a tyrannical regime.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Democratic rebellion has transformed America in important ways.
For several months he remained under a political cloud, charged with incompetency to quell the Philippine rebellion.
Primo de Rivera, who believed the rebellion to be fast on the wane, shipped back to Spain 7,000 troops.
The rebellion spread to their district, and many of the natives on and about the estate were eager to join in the movement.
For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The anger and rebellion had been comatose in these years of freedom, but the maturer brain was the more uneasy, at times appalled.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for rebellion
organized resistance or opposition to a government or other authority
dissent from an accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc
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