mutinous
adjective Date: 1578 1. a. disposed to or being in a state of mutiny ; rebellious <
a mutinous crew
>
b. turbulent, unruly 2. of, relating to, or constituting mutiny <
mutinous threats
>
mutinously adverbmutinousness noun

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  • Mutinous — Mu ti*nous, a. [See {Mutiny}.] Disposed to mutiny; in a state of mutiny; characterized by mutiny; seditious; insubordinate. [1913 Webster] The city was becoming mutinous. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] {Mu ti*nous*ly}, adv. {Mu ti*nous*ness}, n. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mutinous — index contumacious, disobedient, disorderly, insubordinate, irresponsible, lawless, radical (favoring drastic change), recalcitrant …   Law dictionary

  • mutinous — (adj.) 1570s, from mutine (see MUTINY (Cf. mutiny)) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Mutinously; mutinousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • mutinous — rebellious, seditious, *insubordinate, factious, contumacious Analogous words: recalcitrant, refractory, intractable, *unruly, ungovernable: disaffected, alienated (see ESTRANGE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mutinous — [adj] rebellious anarchistic, contumacious, defiant, disloyal, disobedient, disorderly, dissident, factious, iconoclastic, insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectionary, radical, rebel, revolutionary, rioting, riotous, subversive, traitorous,… …   New thesaurus

  • mutinous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tending to mutiny; rebellious. DERIVATIVES mutinously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • mutinous — [myo͞ot′ n əs] adj. 1. of, engaged in, or inclined to mutiny 2. like or characteristic of mutiny mutinously adv. mutinousness n …   English World dictionary

  • mutinous — mu|ti|nous [ mjutnəs ] adjective 1. ) refusing to accept someone else s authority and obey them: The girls are very mutinous and difficult to manage. a ) used about people s behavior: a mutinous expression 2. ) taking part in a mutiny: the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mutinous — adjective 1 behaving in a way that shows you do not want to obey someone; rebellious: There was a mutinous look in Rosie s eyes. | mutinous teenagers 2 involved in a mutiny: mutinous soldiers mutinously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mutinous — UK [ˈmjuːtɪnəs] / US [ˈmjut(ə)nəs] adjective 1) a) refusing to accept someone else s authority and obey them The girls are very mutinous and difficult to manage. b) used about people s behaviour a mutinous expression 2) taking part in a mutiny… …   English dictionary

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