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Meaning of REBELLIOUS

Pronunciation:  ri'belyus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  discontented as toward authority
  2. [adj]  participating in organized resistance to a constituted government; "the rebelling confederacy"
  3. [adj]  resisting control or authority; "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"
 

REBELLIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: disaffected, discontent(p), discontented, disloyal, ill-affected, insubordinate, malcontent, rebel(a), rebelling(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*bel"lious\, 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.

 

 

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