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1. revolt

noun. ['rɪˈvoʊlt, riːˈvoʊlt'] organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another.

Synonyms

  • intifadah
  • insurgence
  • insurgency
  • rebellion
  • mutiny
  • rising
  • uprising
  • conflict
  • insurrection
  • intifada
  • battle

Antonyms

  • please
  • pull
  • better
  • keep

Etymology

  • révolter (French)
  • rivoltare (Italian)

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Words that Rhyme with Revolt

  • picoult
  • stolte
  • stolt
  • stoldt
  • schmoldt
  • woldt
  • solt
  • rolt
  • nolte
  • nolt
  • molt
  • jolt
  • holte
  • holt
  • hohlt
  • colt
  • bolte
  • bolt
  • boldt
  • oldt

Example sentences of the word revolt


1. Verb, base form
If done too quickly, this can cause Kitty's stomach to revolt.

2. Noun, singular or mass
And, of course, if ever the parents thought about selling, the children waged a successful revolt.

Quotes containing the word revolt


1. Reading 'Youth in Revolt' might have ruined my career because suddenly I wanted to abandon all the emotional truth of something and just go out far on a literary limb with completely implausible things that relied completely on voice and humor. And what saved me is realizing that I couldn't do that very well.
- Rob Thomas

2. Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.
- Andre Malraux

3. Do you see the story? Do you see anything? It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream--making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is the very essence of dreams...
- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

2. revolt

verb. ['rɪˈvoʊlt, riːˈvoʊlt'] fill with distaste.

Synonyms

  • gross out
  • turn one's stomach
  • disgust
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • repel
  • sicken
  • nauseate

Antonyms

  • descending
  • falling
  • past
  • present

Etymology

  • révolter (French)
  • rivoltare (Italian)

3. revolt

verb. ['rɪˈvoʊlt, riːˈvoʊlt'] make revolution.

Synonyms

  • rise
  • rebel
  • arise

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • compatibility
  • depress
  • desensitise

Etymology

  • révolter (French)
  • rivoltare (Italian)

4. revolt

verb. ['rɪˈvoʊlt, riːˈvoʊlt'] cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of.

Synonyms

  • churn up
  • scandalize
  • outrage
  • disgust
  • scandalise
  • repulse
  • repel
  • sicken
  • appal
  • nauseate
  • offend
  • shock

Antonyms

  • respect
  • spread
  • make peace
  • defend

Etymology

  • révolter (French)
  • rivoltare (Italian)
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