1. [ noun ] (politics) refusal to accept some authority or code or convention

"each generation must have its own rebellion" "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"

Related terms: resistance rebel
2. [ noun ] (politics) organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
Synonyms: revolt insurrection uprising rising
Related terms: conflict mutiny Peasant's_Revolt intifada insurgency intifada indian_mutiny rebel
Similar spelling:   rebelling