Re·bel·lious a. Engaged in rebellion; disposed to rebel; of the nature of rebels or of rebellion; resisting government or lawful authority by force. “Thy rebellious crew.” “Proud rebellious arms.” --Milton. -- Re*bel*lious*ly, adv. -- Re*bel*lious*ness, n.
n 1: intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude [syn: defiance]
2: an insubordinate act [syn: insubordination]