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mutinous

[myoot-n-uh s] /ˈmyut n əs/
adjective
1.
disposed to, engaged in, or involving revolt against authority.
2.
characterized by mutiny; rebellious.
3.
difficult to control:
mutinous feelings.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; obsolete mutine mutiny (< Middle French mutin; see mutineer) + -ous
Related forms
mutinously, adverb
mutinousness, noun
nonmutinous, adjective
nonmutinously, adverb
nonmutinousness, noun
unmutinous, adjective
unmutinously, adverb
unmutinousness, noun
Synonyms
1. seditious, insurrectionary, revolutionary, insurgent. 2. refractory, insubordinate, riotous, disaffected.
Antonyms
1. patriotic. 2. obedient.
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Examples from the web for mutinous
  • Negotiations with the mutinous crew continued tonight.
  • The mutinous soldiers responded with a withering hail of gunfire.
  • mutinous members of the military provided the muscle.
  • He beat his mutinous pupils with his violin bow, and they retaliated by playing truant.
  • Despite some mutinous muttering, he seems unlikely to face a leadership challenge before then.
  • The soldiers were described by contemporaries as a mutinous, undisciplined lot, some without arms or supplies.
  • When the precipitates fall onto mutinous films, they bind to the metal surface and begin to form scale.
British Dictionary definitions for mutinous

mutinous

/ˈmjuːtɪnəs/
adjective
1.
openly rebellious or disobedient: a mutinous child
2.
characteristic or indicative of mutiny
Derived Forms
mutinously, adverb
mutinousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mutinous
adj.

1570s, from mutine (see mutiny) + -ous. Related: Mutinously; mutinousness.

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