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Definition of rebellious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rebellious

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//rɪˈbɛlyəs//
     
     
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  1. 1unwilling to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc. rebellious teenagers He has always had a rebellious streak.
  2. 2 opposed to the government of a country; opposed to those in authority within an organization rebellious cities/factions Rebellious members of the House of Representatives are threatening to vote against the bill.
rebelliously
 
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adverb “I don't care!” she said rebelliously.
rebelliousness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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