"rebels" in the noun sense
1. Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, greyback
`Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
2. insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel
a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
3. maverick, rebel
someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
"rebels" in the verb sense
1. rebel, arise, rise, rise up
take part in a rebellion renounce a former allegiance
2. rebel, renegade
break with established customs
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