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  • nounperson who does not obey
  • verbrefuse to obey

synonyms for rebels

  • guerrilla
  • insurgent
  • opponent
  • rioter
  • secessionist
  • separatist
  • agitator
  • anarchist
  • antagonist
  • apostate
  • demagogue
  • deserter
  • dissenter
  • experimenter
  • heretic
  • iconoclast
  • independent
  • individualist
  • innovator
  • malcontent
  • mutineer
  • nihilist
  • nonconformist
  • recreant
  • renegade
  • resistance
  • revolutionary
  • revolutionist
  • subverter
  • traitor
  • turncoat
  • disectarian
  • experientialist
  • frondeur
  • insurrectionary
  • overthrower
  • revolter
  • schismatic
  • seditionist
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antonyms for rebels

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  • adherent
  • loyalist
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How to use rebels in a sentence

The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The Spaniards, indeed, feigned to regard them only as a remnant of the rebels who had joined the pre-existing brigand bands.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The friars were exceedingly wroth, and combined to defeat the Generalʼs efforts to come to an understanding with the rebels.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
“It means, my dear, that the Dragoons and the 60th will have to teach these impudent rebels a much-needed lesson,” said her uncle.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The rebels wished to advance from Lutao, but were kept back by the fire from the gunboat Maria Cristina.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The result was that some 40 rebels were killed, others taken prisoners, and the remainder escaped into the planted fields.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Some were inquisitive enough to ask, Has a treaty been signed or a trick been played upon the rebels?
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
News came that the rebels were plundering the British quarters, and the infantry went there in hot haste.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Again, she was present at the battle of Silan, where her heroic example of courage infused new life into her brother rebels.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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