Synonyms for Rebel:

adj.

not obeying (adjective)
insurrectionary, revolutionary, mutinous, insurgent, rebellious.

n.

demagogue, malcontent, radical, sectarian, conscientious objector, demonstrator, activist, nihilist, traitor, subversive, mutineer, agitator, turncoat, counterrevolutionary, schismatic, apostate, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter, insurrectionary, separatist, dissenter, campaigner, deserter, anarchist, dissident, belt bomber. dislodge, boycott, iconoclast, demonstrate, individualist, agitate, destabilize, blacklist, chase, defect, independent, nonconformist, foment, bring down. civil, seditious, militant, anarchic, mutinous. reject, go against, tear up, oppose, object, have/have got against, stand against, declare against. anarchist (noun)
insurgent.
detractor (noun)
iconoclast.
firebrand (noun)
revolutionist.
person who does not obey (noun)
dissenter, demagogue, traitor, nihilist, apostate, individualist, renegade, iconoclast, revolutionist, rioter, schismatic, separatist, turncoat, nonconformist, malcontent, agitator, independent, mutineer, anarchist, deserter.
rebel (noun)
Johnny, grayback, rebelling, arise, insurrectionist, insurgent, disloyal, rebellious, reb, southern, renegade, rise up, maverick, rise, Johnny Reb, freedom fighter.
separatist (noun)
separatist.

v.

defy (verb)
confront, counteract, dare, dissent, counter, cross, face, countermand, defy, challenge, affront, contravene, resist.
disobey (verb)
disregard, trespass, mutiny, disobey, subvert.
refuse to obey (verb)
revolt, rise up, boycott, defy, mutiny, upset, resist, disobey, overturn, dissent, oppose, overthrow.
revolt (verb)
overturn, upset, restructure, overthrow, revolt.
social (verb)
rise, rise up, arise.

Other synonyms:

Reb
reb.
declare against, anarchic, mutinous, seditious. iconoclast, revolutionary, oppose, militant, civil, insurrectionary, subversive, revolutionist, go against, stand against. radical, tear up, object. reject. agitator
demagogue.
betrayer
traitor.
dissenter
dissident.
dissident
dissenter.
instigator
agitator.
insurgent
anarchist, insurgent.
rebel
mutineer, rioter.
skeptic
nihilist.
Other relevant words:
turncoat, demagogue, arise, dissenter, Johnny, reb, dissident, boycott, seditious, disloyal, apostate, oppose, grayback, activist, revolutionist, destabilize, insurrectionary, rebelling, revolutionary, civil, renegade, demonstrate, Johnny Reb, mutinous, nihilist, maverick, dislodge, rise, iconoclast, chase, subversive, rebellious, sectarian, agitate, demonstrator, radical, traitor, blacklist, reject, individualist, rise up, rioter, independent, object, southern, malcontent, separatist, anarchist, counterrevolutionary, foment, insurrectionist, mutineer, defect, go against, insurgent, schismatic, nonconformist, freedom fighter, anarchic, campaigner, agitator, militant, deserter.

Usage examples for rebel

  1. " Yes, rebel speeches at Almack's. – Richard Carvel, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  2. Moyne was never meant to be a rebel – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham