Synonyms of rebel


1. Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greyback, Confederate soldier

usage: `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms

2. insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel, revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverter, reformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer, meliorist

usage: a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

3. maverick, rebel, nonconformist, recusant

usage: someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action


1. rebel, arise, rise, rise up, protest, resist, dissent

usage: take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

2. rebel, renegade, protest, resist, dissent

usage: break with established customs

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