Synonyms of 'rebel'
a person who rebelsfighting between rebels and government forces
a person who rejects accepted conventions of behaviourShe had been a rebel at school.
Hoover's task was to collect information on radicals and nonconformists.
He was too much of a maverick to hold high office.
They do not tolerate dissenters in their ranks.
He was considered a heretic and was ridiculed for his ideas.
He was an early apostate, leaving the party last year.
to fight against the ruling powerPoverty-stricken citizens could rise up and rebel.
to reject accepted conventions of behaviourThe child who rebels against his parents is unlikely to be overlooked.
What is a rebel? A man who says no – The Rebel]To be a rebel is not to be a revolutionary. It is more often but a way of spinning one's wheels deeper in the sand – Sexual Politics]No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat – Balthazar]
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in the sense of apostate
a person who has abandoned his or her religion, political party, or causeHe was an early apostate, leaving the party last year.
in the sense of disobey
to neglect or refuse to obey (a person or an order)He disobeyed his parents so much when he was a child.
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