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Meaning of rebellious

re•bel•lious

Pronunciation: (ri-bel'yus), [key]
— adj.
  1. defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel.
  2. pertaining to or characteristic of rebels or rebellion.
  3. (of things) resisting treatment; refractory.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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