Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: rebellious  ri'bel-yus [N. Amer], ri'be-lee-us [Brit]
  1. Resisting control or authority
    "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"
     
  2. Discontented as toward authority
    "This work offers ideas on an innovative curriculum for rebellious and disadvantaged young people";
    - disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent, malcontented
     
  3. Participating in organized resistance to a constituted government

See also: discontent, discontented, disloyal, insubordinate

Encyclopedia: Rebellious