rebel

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rebel, rebell, from Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis (waging war again; insurgent), from rebellō (I wage war again, fight back), from re- (again, back) + bellō (I wage war).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: rĕbʹəl, IPA(key): /ˈɹɛbəl/
  • (file)

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rebel (plural rebels)

  1. A person who resists an established authority, often violently.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English rebellen, from Old French rebeller, from Latin rebellō (I wage war again, fight back), from re- (again, back) + bellō (I wage war). Doublet of revel.

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rebel (third-person singular simple present rebels, present participle rebelling, simple past and past participle rebelled)

  1. (intransitive) To resist or become defiant toward an authority.
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Noun[edit]

rebel m (plural rebels)

  1. rebel

Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rebel m

  1. rebel

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis (waging war again; insurgent), from rebellō (I wage war again, fight back), from re- (again, back) + bellō (I wage war).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: re‧bel

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rebel m (plural rebellen, diminutive rebelletje n)

  1. rebel

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛbɛl/, /ˈrɛbəl/, /ˈrɛːbəl/

Noun[edit]

rebel (plural rebels or rebelx)

  1. A sinner (as one who rebels against a deity)
  2. (Late ME) A rebel (combatant against the extant government)
  3. (Late ME) One who refuses to follow directives or regulations; a rulebreaker.
  4. (Late ME, rare) An uprising or revolt against one's authorities.
  5. (Late ME, rare) One's opponent; an opposing individual.
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rebel

  1. Revolting, treasonous, rebelling; leading an insurrection or fighting authorities.
  2. Sinful, iniquitous; defying the words or commands of a divine authority.
  3. Showing disobedience, undutiful; refusing to follow orders, laws, or rules.
  4. (rare) Refractory, set in one's ways or opinions.
  5. (rare) Impatient, overly hurried or quick.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French rebeller.

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rebel

  1. Alternative form of rebellen