Associations to the word «Rebel»

Wiktionary

REBEL, noun. A person who resists an established authority, often violently.
REBEL, verb. (intransitive) To resist or become defiant toward an authority.
REBEL, noun. A Confederate soldier
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, noun. One who fights the good fight for the sake of fight but has no clear goal to achieve.

Dictionary definition

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.
REBEL, noun. A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions).
REBEL, noun. Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action.
REBEL, verb. Take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance.
REBEL, verb. Break with established customs.

Wise words

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