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mutinous

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adjective mu·ti·nous \ˈmyü-tə-nəs, ˈmyüt-nəs\

Simple Definition of mutinous

  • : involved in a mutiny

  • : feeling or showing a desire not to do what someone has told or ordered you to do

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mutinous

  1. 1 a :  disposed to or being in a state of mutiny :  rebellious <a mutinous crew> b :  turbulent, unruly

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting mutiny <mutinous threats>

mutinously adverb
mutinousness noun

Examples of mutinous in a sentence

  1. <vowed that he would someday see the mutinous crew hang>



1578

First Known Use of mutinous

1578

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MUTINOUS Defined for Kids

mutinous

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adjective mu·ti·nous \ˈmyü-tə-nəs\

Definition of mutinous for Students

  1. 1 :  involved in turning against a person in charge (as the captain of a ship) <a mutinous crew>

  2. 2 :  feeling or showing a desire to disobey <There was a great deal of mutinous muttering around the room … — J. K. Rowling, Chamber of Secrets>





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