mutinous

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 mutinous — [[t]mju͟ːtɪnəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone is mutinous, they are strongly dissatisfied with a person in authority and are likely to stop obeying them. His own army, stung by defeats, is mutinous …

    English dictionary

  • 13 mutinous — mutinously, adv. mutinousness, n. /myooht n euhs/, adj. 1. disposed to, engaged in, or involving revolt against authority. 2. characterized by mutiny; rebellious. 3. difficult to control: mutinous feelings. [1570 80; obs. mutine mutiny ( < MF… …

    Universalium

  • 14 mutinous — mu|ti|nous [ˈmju:tınəs US tn əs] adj 1.) written showing by your behaviour or appearance that you do not want to obey someone = ↑rebellious ▪ There was a mutinous look in Rosie s eyes. 2.) involved in a mutiny >mutinously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 mutinous — adjective your mutinous scheme has failed Syn: rebellious, insubordinate, subversive, seditious, insurgent, insurrectionary, rebel, riotous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 mutinous — mu•ti•nous [[t]ˈmyut n əs[/t]] adj. 1) disposed to or engaged in revolt against authority 2) characterized by mutiny; rebellious 3) difficult to control: mutinous feelings[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80; obs. mutine mutiny + ous mu′ti•nous•ly, adv.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 mutinous — adjective a) Likely to commit mutiny. b) Of, pertaining to, or constituting mutiny. Syn: insubordinate, rebellious …

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  • 18 mutinous — Synonyms and related words: alienated, at odds, averse, breakaway, contumacious, cursory, defiant, differing, disaffected, disagreeing, disinclined, disobedient, extreme, extremistic, factious, forced, fractious, headstrong, heady, indisposed,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 mutinous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. insubordinate, riotous, anarchistic; see lawless 1 , 2 , radical 2 , rebellious 1 , 2 , 3 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. rebellious, subversive, riotous, insurrectionary, insurgent, revolutionary, seditious,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 mutinous — mu·ti·nous || mjuːtɪnÉ™s adj. rebellious, disobedient, given to mutiny …

    English contemporary dictionary