One entry found for rebellion.
Main Entry: re·bel·lion
Function: noun 1: open opposition to authority 2: open fighting against authority (as one's government) synonymsREBELLION, REVOLUTION, UPRISING, MUTINY mean an outbreak against authority. REBELLION suggests an outbreak that is serious and widespread but often does not succeed <the rebellion lasted a year before the government put it down>. REVOLUTION applies to a successful rebellion that ends in a major change (as of government) <the American revolution brought about the creation of a new country>. UPRISING suggests a rebellion that quickly fails <uprisings on the frontier>. MUTINY applies to an outbreak against authority at sea <the sailors planned a mutiny>.