Synonyms of rebel in English:

rebel


See definition of rebel

noun

1‘the rebels took control of the capital’

SYNONYMS
revolutionary, insurgent, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist, terrorist
freedom fighter, resistance fighter
traitor, renegade
historical Zapatista
historical Montonero
rare insurrectionist, insurrectionary

2‘the modernist concept of the artist as a rebel, challenging society's norms’

SYNONYMS
nonconformist, dissenter, dissident, iconoclast, maverick
heretic, recusant, apostate, schismatic
informal bad boy

verb

1‘the citizens of the town rebelled’

SYNONYMS
revolt, mutiny, riot, rise up, rise up in arms, take up arms, mount a rebellion, stage a rebellion, take to the streets, defy the authorities, refuse to obey orders, be insubordinate

2‘his stomach rebelled at the mere thought of food’

SYNONYMS
recoil, feel repugnance, show repugnance
shrink, shrink from, flinch, flinch from, shy away, shy away from, pull back, pull back from

3‘most teenagers go through a stage of rebelling against their parents’

SYNONYMS
defy, disobey, refuse to obey, flout, kick against, challenge, oppose, resist, be at odds with, refuse to accept the authority of, repudiate
dissent
fly in the face of, kick over the traces
ANTONYMS

obey, conform


adjective

1‘the rebel officers who led the abortive coup’

SYNONYMS
insurgent, revolutionary, mutinous, rebellious, mutinying
traitorous, renegade
rare insurrectionary, insurrectionist

2‘rebel MPs’

SYNONYMS
rebellious, defiant, disobedient, insubordinate, subversive, disaffected, malcontent, resistant, dissentient, recalcitrant, unmanageable, ungovernable
nonconformist, maverick, iconoclastic
heretical, recusant, apostate, schismatic
archaic contumacious
ANTONYMS

obedient, compliant