Synonyms

1. Rebel

noun. Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War;greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms.

Synonyms

  • Johnny Reb
  • greyback
  • Confederate soldier
  • Johnny

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Example sentences of the word rebel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Others may lash out in anger and rebel against societal norms.

2.
Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Too many rules will overwhelm younger students, or make older students
rebel**.

Quotes containing the word rebel


1. I hope that by modeling feminism in my own life, work and relationships that it will haut become an organic part of my daughter's life. But I'm also fully prepared for her to become a Republican as a way to rebel as a teenager - that would be just my luck!
- Jessica Valenti

2. Inevitably it follows that anyone with an independent mind must become 'one who resists or opposes an authority or established convention': a rebel. ...And if enough people come to agree with—and follow—the REBEL, we now have a DEVIL. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have ... GREATNESS.
- Nicholas Tharcher, Rebels and Devils: The Psychology of Liberation

3. The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
- Quentin Crisp

2. rebel

verb. ['ˈrɛbəl, rɪˈbɛl'] take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance.

Synonyms

  • resist
  • dissent
  • mutiny
  • rise up
  • rise
  • arise
  • protest

Antonyms

  • assent
  • agreement
  • descend
  • fall

Etymology

  • rebelle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rebellis (Latin)
  • rebeller (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. rebel

noun. ['ˈrɛbəl, rɪˈbɛl'] a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions).

Synonyms

  • mutineer
  • crusader
  • subversive
  • social reformer
  • reformer
  • subverter
  • Young Turk
  • insurrectionist
  • insurgent
  • revolutionist
  • meliorist
  • reformist
  • freedom fighter

Antonyms

  • loyal
  • conservative
  • attract
  • yield

Etymology

  • rebelle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rebellis (Latin)
  • rebeller (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. rebel

verb. ['ˈrɛbəl, rɪˈbɛl'] break with established customs.

Synonyms

  • dissent
  • renegade
  • protest

Antonyms

  • descent
  • wane
  • decrease
  • set

Etymology

  • rebelle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rebellis (Latin)
  • rebeller (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. rebel

noun. ['ˈrɛbəl, rɪˈbɛl'] someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action.

Synonyms

  • nonconformist
  • recusant

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • lend oneself
  • obey

Etymology

  • rebelle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rebellis (Latin)
  • rebeller (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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