rebelling vs revolting : Common Errors in English

About rebelling vs revolting

Even though “rebel” and “revolt” mean more or less the same thing, people who are revolting are disgusting, not taking up arms against the government.

rebelling Meaning(s)

  • (n) `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
  • (n) a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
  • (n) someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  • (v) take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
  • (v) break with established customs

revolting Meaning(s)

  • (s) highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

rebelling in News

  1. Tim Cook Killed Apple One More Time This Week

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In Tuesday's Apple Management Rebelling Against Steve Jobs, I, with some help, made the case: Jay Yarow at Business Insider ... said it best with respect to iOS: Everyone considers Jobs to be a genius who understood design. Now, Apple is not only abandoning his design style, but it's also openly mocking it. Witness a classic case of the children rebelling against an ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Survey: Women turn into their mothers at 31

    Many young women fear turning into their mothers. A new survey finds women stop rebelling against their moms, though, and start acting like them at age 31. The most common moment when women become like their mothers? The birth of …
    on June 8, 2013 Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

  3. Survey Shows Women Act Like Their Moms!

    It’s only a matter of time before you turn into your mama! Out of a 1000 women, most of them say they stop rebelling against their moms and start acting like them at age 31. The most common moment when …
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Nightcap TV

revolting in News

  1. Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Isn’t Available In Stores

    Last week, a photo of a Krispy Kreme doughnut laden with Sloppy Joe filling made rounds across the web, enticing to some adventurous types and revolting to those who like to keep their glaze away from their ground beef. Today, …
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WebProNews

  2. Sergio Garcia's Mental Strength Will Be Tested at U.S. Open

    At the U.S. Open, Sergio Garcia is going to be enemy No. 1.  It's not often that there are major villains in the sport of golf, but the 33-year-old has made himself an easy target with an embarrassing and revolting month.  With a chance to win the Players Championship in May, he hit three balls into the water on the 17th and 18th holes, going quadruple-bogey and double-bogey to drop into a tie ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  3. THE SCREENING ROOM: Performances From the 2013 Tony Awards, Including Kinky Boots, Matilda and More

    The 67th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, featured performances that highlighted the entire 2012-13 Broadway season, including high-flying cheerleaders, "Revolting Children" from Matilda, A Christmas Story and Annie, fabulous drag queens and more. Which performance was your favorite?
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Playbill

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