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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 of mutinous
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 mutinously
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  • She smiled at him mutinously, sweeping towards the orange with head thrown back over her left shoulder.

    The Invader Margaret L. Woods
  • This was mutinously imperious, and yet he did not quite know how to convince her of her mutiny.

    Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
  • She stood clasping the back of the chair from which she had freed her dress, and looked across it mutinously at Peter.

    The Lovely Lady Mary Austin
  • Edward moaned, not mutinously, you understand, but expressively.

  • When the nurse came in with the belated ammonia, she found K. making an arbitrary ruling, and Sidney looking up at him mutinously.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And Nichette, mutinously obedient, ran away, leaving Persis shivering indeed with a chill.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • A crack of the whip sent them leaping away, to be sure; but they intruded again at once—and mutinously persisted in the intrusion.

    Billy Topsail, M.D. Norman Duncan
  • "I've had about all of this I'm going to take," she said mutinously as she stirred the heap of cloth with a bare foot.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • Dinah (mutinously, rising quickly and crossing to stool on which she kneels and looks up into George's face and bangs the table).

    Mr. Pim Passes By Alan Alexander Milne
  • Heretofore they must have been traitorously below their duty, or now mutinously beyond it.

British Dictionary definitions for mutinously

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 mutinously

mutinous

adj.

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

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