Meaning of “rebellion” in the English Dictionary


"rebellion" in English

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rebellionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /rɪˈbel.i.ən/ us /rɪˈbel.i.ən/

(Definition of “rebellion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rebellionnoun [ C/U ]

us /rəˈbel·jən/

violent action organized by a group of people who refuse to accept their government’s power and are willing to use force to oppose it:

[ C ] The African-American Nat Turner led an 1831 rebellion.

Rebellion is also a feeling of strong disagreement with an organization or with people in authority:

[ U ] Many students were in rebellion against the older generation.

(Definition of “rebellion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)