Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rebellion

2 senses of rebellion

Sense 1
rebellion -- (refusal to accept some authority or code or convention; "each generation must have its own rebellion"; "his body was in rebellion against fatigue")
       => resistance -- (group action in opposition to those in power)

Sense 2
rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising -- (organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another)
       => conflict, struggle, battle -- (an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs")

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