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noun as in contumacy


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He stands for that rebellious spirit in the fact of a world that kind of holds you down.

We are NOT trying to be rebellious or are anti-masks, anti-people’s health or any of the other nonsense.

From Eater

That was the relationship, the one of a rebellious father with a son.

Keep some water nearby in case of rebellious sparks, and you’ll want a good oven mitt or work glove to handle the pot.

Tina Knowles-Lawson on motherhoodStill, Knowles-Lawson acknowledges that she was “a young rebellious woman, and had a mouth on me, and got into trouble a lot.”

From Ozy

The rebelliousness of music spoke to this child of hippies and Levine had found his subculture.

Perhaps Madiba was right that he inherited, “a proud rebelliousness, a stubborn sense of fairness” from his father.

Initially her parents attributed her erratic behavior to typical teenage rebelliousness.

When they give their account, you will not find that your fretful rebelliousness has profited you aught.

We do not ask to forget our rebelliousness, but we ask to be assured that we are reconciled to Thee.

I supposed, as a matter of course, that I should be sent to hell for my rebelliousness; still I rebelled.

By carelessness, rebelliousness, the opposition of indifference, we can chill the affection of those to whom we are dearest.

And then the regret of having neither wife nor child filled him with rebelliousness, and wrung his heart with intolerable anguish.

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On this page you'll find 623 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rebelliousness, such as: contempt, disobedience, insubordination, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, and refractoriness.

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