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rebellion

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈbel.i.ən/ us  
C1 violent action organized by a group of people who are trying to change the political system in their country: The government has brutally crushed the rebellion. action against those in authority, against the rules, or against normal and accepted ways of behaving: a backbench rebellion against the new foreign policy her teenage rebellion
Translations of “rebellion”
in Korean 반란…
in Arabic تَمَرُّد…
in Portuguese rebelião…
in Catalan rebel·lió…
in Japanese 反逆, 反乱, 暴動…
in Italian ribellione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反叛,造反, 叛亂, 叛逆…
in Russian восстание…
in Turkish isyan, ayaklanma, başkaldırı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反叛,造反, 叛乱, 叛逆…
in Polish rebelia, bunt…
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