Synonyms for Rebellious:


contumacious (adjective)
defiant (adjective)
conflicting, insubordinate, stubborn, daring, bold, challenging, confrontational, factious, insolent, obstinate, audacious, recalcitrant, dissenting, defiant, insurgent, resistant.
disobedient (adjective)
disloyal, treacherous, Misbehaving, defiant, anarchistic, recalcitrant, disobedient, mischievous, contrary, out of control, unmanageable, traitorous, treasonous, intractable, ungovernable, insubordinate, unruly, mutinous, nonconformist, Disobeying, factious, subversive, undisciplined, wayward, Disregardful, seditious.
disobedient, unmanageable (adjective)
disaffected, quarrelsome, rebel, disloyal, anarchistic, revolutionary, bellicose, iconoclastic, unruly, mutinous, ungovernable, individualistic, radical, disobedient, defiant, insurgent, recalcitrant, seditious, intractable, resistant, riotous, factious, fractious, dissident, insurrectionary, warring, obstinate, restless, treasonable, pugnacious.
inflammatory (adjective)
revolutionary (adjective)
revolutionary, upsetting, restructuring, upheaving, mutinous.


(dead) set against something, overwhelmed, opposing, adversarial, negative, hostile, Against, opposed, beaten, insurrectionary, antagonistic, warring. resist. rebellious (noun)
disaffected, rebel, rebelling, ill-affected, insubordinate, malcontent, discontent, discontented, disloyal.

Other synonyms:

antagonistic, anarchic, hostile, opposed, opposing, adversarial. guerrilla, civil, lawless, militant, radical, restless. fractious. Against, negative. belligerent

Usage examples for rebellious

  1. If defeated, what would become of the King's authority, with rebellious troops triumphant in rebellious provinces? – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  2. Here's Rebellious one of the best of the three- year- olds, 5 to 1 against. – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  3. Under his weak misery, rebellious ill humor was visible. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner