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seditious

[si-dish-uh s] /sɪˈdɪʃ əs/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of sedition.
2.
given to or guilty of sedition.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English sedicious, equivalent to sedici(oun) sedition + -ous -ous; compare Latin sēditiōsus
Related forms
seditiously, adverb
seditiousness, noun
nonseditious, adjective
nonseditiously, adverb
nonseditiousness, noun
unseditious, adjective
unseditiously, adverb
unseditiousness, noun
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Examples from the web for seditious
  • Four issues deemed seditious were confiscated and burned.
  • They were convicted for crimes such as seditious conspiracy, weapons possession, and armed robbery.
  • Such seditious acts, or pranks in the context of chaos, are butoh.
British Dictionary definitions for seditious

seditious

/sɪˈdɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, like, or causing sedition
2.
inclined to or taking part in sedition
Derived Forms
seditiously, adverb
seditiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seditious
adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French seditieux, from Latin seditiosus "full of discord, factious, mutinous," from seditio (see sedition). Related: Seditiously; seditiousness.

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