- 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 mutinously
This was mutinously imperious, and yet he did not quite know how to convince her of her mutiny.Is He Popenjoy?
Edward moaned, not mutinously, you understand, but expressively.
And Nichette, mutinously obedient, ran away, leaving Persis shivering indeed with a chill.What Will People Say?
When the nurse came in with the belated ammonia, she found K. making an arbitrary ruling, and Sidney looking up at him mutinously.K
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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
- openly rebellious or disobedienta mutinous child
- characteristic or indicative of mutiny
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Word Origin and History for mutinously
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