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Definition 1: a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rebel in the sense of this definition

(rebel is a kind of ...) a disputant who advocates reform

(rebel is a kind of ...) a radical supporter of political or social revolution

(... is a kind of rebel ) someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)

(... is a kind of rebel ) a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule

(... is an instance of rebel) United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)

(... is an instance of rebel) United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)

(... is an instance of rebel) Scottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I; in 1297 he gained control of Scotland briefly until Edward invaded Scotland again and defeated Wallace and subsequently executed him (1270-1305)

Definition 2: someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rebel in the sense of this definition

(rebel is a kind of ...) someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct

Definition 3: `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 - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rebel in the sense of this definition

(rebel is a kind of ...) a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War

(rebel is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Synonyms for rebel in the sense of this definition

(rebel is a kind of ...) express opposition through action or words

"dissent to the laws of the country"

(... is a kind of rebel ) make revolution

"The people revolted when bread prices tripled again"

(... is a kind of rebel ) engage in a mutiny against an authority

Synonyms for rebel in the sense of this definition

(rebel is a kind of ...) express opposition through action or words

"dissent to the laws of the country"

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