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adjective as in not obeying

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Russia has also entrenched itself along Libya’s coast through its support for the rebel leader Khalifa Haftar, who controls the region.

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The GRU chief is also a central figure in Russia’s attempts to bring rebel Libyan leader Khalifa Haftar to power in Tripoli.

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Chef Nomi, as the rebel-bear called himself, attracted a following with promises of a “fair launch.”

From Fortune

Among them was Muhammad Qasim Shah, the last known militant from Tral, a township that had given birth in 2015 to a fresh wave of armed rebels against India following years of steady decline in the number of militants.

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In fact, voters rebelled in November when patriotic hysteria went too far.

Malakhov says there are criminals who have joined the rebel ranks and are exerting influence with their new positions.

Excerpted from Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne.

Despite its recent gains on the battlefield, the fight against rebel brigades has taken a significant toll on the government army.

But the calmness in rebel-held Donetsk on Sunday night suggested no big push is planned in the next few hours, at least.

Other more moderate rebel groups have long claimed that was the case.

The rebel Planner had fallen from his allegiance, and was making his terms with the enemy.

The rebel general opportunely arrived in Singapore at or about the time of the outbreak of American-Spanish hostilities.

De Valor resumed it, when he raised the rebel standard on the Alpuxara mountains.

Lastly, there was Aguinaldoʼs old rebel party, which rallied to the one cry “Independence.”

It was one of these rebel detachments that passed the four fugitives from Cawnpore on the outskirts of Bunnee.

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On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rebel, such as: insurgent, rebellious, revolutionary, insubordinate, insurrectionary, and mutinous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.