rebellious

A rebellious person likes to challenge authority and break the rules every now and then. A really rebellious group tries to overthrow the government.

Being rebellious is part of the American character. If the colonies hadn't been rebellious enough to rebel against England, there would be no United States. Large groups of people can be rebellious, but so can individuals. A student who talks back to the teacher is being rebellious. An employee who ignores a dress code is being rebellious. Anywhere there's an authority, someone is probably acting rebellious toward it.

Definitions of rebellious
  1. adjective
    resisting control or authority
    “temperamentally rebellious
    “a rebellious crew”
    Synonyms:
    insubordinate
    not submissive to authority
  2. adjective
    discontented as toward authority
    synonyms: disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent
    discontent, discontented
    showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
  3. adjective
    participating in organized resistance to a constituted government
    Synonyms:
    disloyal
    deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle
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