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rebelliousadjective

 us   /rəˈbel·jəs/
having strong feelings of disagreement with people in authority, an organization, or a government, esp. showing such feelings through force: A peace agreement was signed yesterday between the republic and its rebellious region. He was a rebellious young man.
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rebelliousadjective

uk   /rɪˈbel.i.əs/  us   /rɪˈbel.i.əs/
If a group of people are rebellious, they oppose the ideas of the people in authority and plan to change the system, often using force: rebellious groups of southern tribespeople
C1 If someone is rebellious, they are difficult to control and do not behave in the way that is expected: Her teachers regard her as a rebellious, trouble-making girl.
rebelliously
adverb uk   /rɪˈbel.i.əs.li/  us   /rɪˈbel.i.əs.li/
rebelliousness
noun [U] uk   /rɪˈbel.i.əs.nəs/  us   /rɪˈbel.i.əs.nəs/
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