kickback, (usu. illicit) rake-off. -v. 2. refund, repay, pay back, SI. kickback; discount, take off, SI. knock off, mark down; deduct, subtract, allow,
rebel, n. 1. insurgent, insurrectionist, revolutionary, revolutionist, revolter, seditionist; mutineer; agitator, malcontent, anarchist, U.S. weatherman; rioter, brawler; traitor, turncoat, Benedict Arnold.
2. apostate, backslider, recusant, schismatic, sectarian, heretic.
-adj. 3. rebellious. See - rebellious (def. 1). -v. 4. revolt, mutiny, rise up, rise up in arms, mount the barricades; kick over the traces; riot, run riot, take to the streets.
5. recoil, shrink from, draw or pull back or away from, turn away from.
rebellion, n. 1. revolt, insurrection, insurgence, insurgency, revolution, uprising, rising, outbreak; mutiny; sedition, subversion, treason; riot, anarchy, civil disorder, mob-law, street-fighting, fighting in the streets, turmoil, chaos; peasant revolt, jacquerie; putsch, coup d'etat, overthrow, takeover.
2. resistance, defiance, waywardness; disobedience, willful disobedience, insubordination; nonobservance, noncompliance, nonconformance,
rebellious, adj. 1. insurgent, insurrectionary, revolutionary, rebel, seditious, factious; mutinous; traitorous, treasonable, subversive; lawless, riotous, ungovernable, uncontrollable, out of control, unmanageable.
2. recalcitrant, refractory, contumacious, obstreperous, restive, unruly, wild; defiant, resistant, resistive; incorrigible.
rebirth, n. 1. renaissance, renascence, palingenesis, revival, revivement; new awakening, regeneration, renewal, renewing, new activity or growth; resurrection, reviviscence, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence; revivification, reanimation, resumption, restoration, resuscitation.
2. conversion, religious conversion, being born again; baptism, cleansing, purification, purgation, Psychiatry, catharsis; reformation, change of heart, change in character or behavior, casting off of old ways, putting on the new man, remolding, remodeling.
rebound, v. 1. bound back, spring back, recoil, boomerang, fly back, ricochet, return, return quickly; throw back, cast back, give back; echo, reverberate, resound, resonate, reecho, repeat, ring, ring again. -n. 2. recoil, reaction, reflex, backlash, return; repercussion, result, reflux, ebb, counteraction, backwash, retroaction; echo, reecho, reverberation, reflection.
rebuff, n. 1. rejection, repulsion, spurning; parry, resistance, check, checkmate; refusal, denial, disallowance, negation, denegation; forbiddance, proscription, Inf. no-go, thumbs down; declination, repudiation, renouncement, recantation, renunciation; disinheritance, disinheriting.
2. snub, Inf. cut, Inf. put-down, slight, cold shoulder, Inf. slap in the face; discouragement, Inf. dash of cold water, Inf. turndown, Inf. the brush-off. -v. 3. check, repel, drive away, reject, fend off, ward off, keep off, stave off, parry; refuse, spurn, turn down, decline, deny, disallow; ignore, slight, disregard; keep at arm's length, keep at a distance, turn one's back on, cold-shoulder; snub, Inf. cut, take no note of, look right through [s.o.], freeze [s.o.] out, cut [s.o.] out of the herd; Inf. put down, put in one's place, SI. zap, Inf. tell [s.o.] where to get off, Inf. tell [s.o.] to buzz off, Inf. tell [s.o.] to get lost, Inf. slam the door in [s.o.'s] face.