Synonyms of rebel in English:

rebel


See definition of rebel

noun

1‘the rebels took control of the capital’

SYNONYMS

revolutionary, insurgent, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist, terrorist

freedom fighter, resistance fighter

traitor, renegade

historical Zapatista

historical Montonero

rare insurrectionist, insurrectionary

2‘the modernist concept of the artist as a rebel, challenging society's norms’

SYNONYMS

nonconformist, dissenter, dissident, iconoclast, maverick

heretic, recusant, apostate, schismatic

informal bad boy


verb

1‘the citizens of the town rebelled’

SYNONYMS

revolt, mutiny, riot, rise up, rise up in arms, take up arms, mount a rebellion, stage a rebellion, take to the streets, defy the authorities, refuse to obey orders, be insubordinate

2‘his stomach rebelled at the mere thought of food’

SYNONYMS

recoil, feel repugnance, show repugnance

shrink, shrink from, flinch, flinch from, shy away, shy away from, pull back, pull back from

3‘most teenagers go through a stage of rebelling against their parents’

SYNONYMS

defy, disobey, refuse to obey, flout, kick against, challenge, oppose, resist, be at odds with, refuse to accept the authority of, repudiate

dissent

fly in the face of, kick over the traces

ANTONYMS

obey, conform


adjective

1‘the rebel officers who led the abortive coup’

SYNONYMS

insurgent, revolutionary, mutinous, rebellious, mutinying

traitorous, renegade

rare insurrectionary, insurrectionist

2‘rebel MPs’

SYNONYMS

rebellious, defiant, disobedient, insubordinate, subversive, disaffected, malcontent, resistant, dissentient, recalcitrant, unmanageable, ungovernable

nonconformist, maverick, iconoclastic

heretical, recusant, apostate, schismatic

archaic contumacious

ANTONYMS

obedient, compliant