halfrebellious

rebellious

[ri-bel-yuhs]
adjective
1.
defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel.
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of rebels or rebellion.
3.
(of things) resisting treatment; refractory.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin rebelliōsus, equivalent to Latin rebelli(ō) rebellion + -ōsus -ous

rebelliously, adverb
rebelliousness, noun
half-rebellious, adjective
half-rebelliously, adverb
half-rebelliousness, noun
nonrebellious, adjective
nonrebelliously, adverb
nonrebelliousness, noun
quasi-rebellious, adjective
quasi-rebelliously, adverb
semirebellious, adjective
semirebelliously, adverb
semirebelliousness, noun
unrebellious, adjective
unrebelliously, adverb
unrebelliousness, noun


1. defiant, insurgent, mutinous, seditious, rebel, refractory, disobedient, contumacious.
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rebellious (rɪˈbɛljəs)
 
adj
1.  showing a tendency towards rebellion
2.  (of a problem, etc) difficult to overcome; refractory
 
re'belliously
 
adv
 
re'belliousness
 
n

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rebellious
mid-15c., from L. rebellis (see rebel).
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