- disposed to, engaged in, or involving revolt against authority.
- characterized by mutiny; rebellious.
- difficult to control: mutinous feelings.
Origin of mutinous
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1. seditious, insurrectionary, revolutionary, insurgent. 2. refractory, insubordinate, riotous, disaffected.
1. patriotic. 2. obedient.
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Examples from the Web for mutinous
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It would strangle this mutinous Paris in the iron grip of the foreign regiments.Scaramouche
The pay of the troops was long in arrear, and they were all mutinous and discontented.The Reign of Mary Tudor
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There was no sea officer who could enforce orders; the men were mutinous.The Grateful Indian
There are many specifics for bringing slumber to mutinous eyelids.
Marjorie saw the sullen, mutinous face through a mist of tears.Marjorie Dean
- openly rebellious or disobedienta mutinous child
- characteristic or indicative of mutiny
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Word Origin and History for mutinous
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