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rebellious (adj.)

"insubordinate, defying lawful authority, acting as rebels do or having the disposition of one," early 15c., from Latin rebellis (see rebel (adj.)) + -ous. Of things, "hard to treat or deal with," 1570s. Another old word for it was rebellant (early 15c.). Related: Rebelliously; rebelliousness.

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Definitions of rebellious from WordNet

rebellious (adj.)
resisting control or authority;
a rebellious crew
temperamentally rebellious
rebellious (adj.)
discontented as toward authority;
Synonyms: disaffected / ill-affected / malcontent
rebellious (adj.)
participating in organized resistance to a constituted government;
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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