(Latin: war; fight, fighting)
War too often takes many lives and is excessively destructive
Too many wars have been fought and too much blood has been shed and terrible wide-spread suffering has resulted; however; sometimes, it is the only means of stopping aggressive attacks by inhumane leaders!
2. Opposing or defying authority, accepted moral codes, or social conventions.
2. Characterized by defiance of authority or control.
3. With design to throw off the authority of a legitimate government; in opposition to the government, to which one is bound by allegiance; with violent or obstinate disobedience to lawful authority.
2. If a group of people show signs of rebelliousness, it means that they oppose the ideas of the people in authority and plan to change the system, often using force (if they feel it is necessary).
2. An uproarious party or celebration.
3. A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking.
4. Etymology: "riotous merry-making" is from Old French revel, from reveler, "to be disorderly, to make merry"; from Latin rebellare, "to rebel"; from bellum, "war".
2. Boisterous merrymaking; that is, to dance, drink, sing, etc. at a party or in public; especially, in a noisy way.
A traditional justification for an arms buildup, from Vegetius, a fifth-century Roman military writer, in his Epitoma Rei Militaris.
Commonly used in international dealings to indicate that there is to be a return to an earlier state of affairs that existed before a war.