rebelliousness

Definitions of rebelliousness
  1. noun
    intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
    synonyms: defiance
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    types:
    insubordination
    defiance of authority
    obstreperousness
    noisy defiance
    type of:
    intractability, intractableness
    the trait of being hard to influence or control
  2. noun
    an insubordinate act
    synonyms: insubordination
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    contumacy
    obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority
    disobedience, noncompliance
    the failure to obey
    contempt
    a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
    contumacy
    willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
    type of:
    resistance
    group action in opposition to those in power
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