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

: involved in a mutiny

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

Full Definition of MUTINOUS

a :  disposed to or being in a state of mutiny :  rebellious <a mutinous crew>
b :  turbulent, unruly
:  of, relating to, or constituting mutiny <mutinous threats>
mu·ti·nous·ly adverb
mu·ti·nous·ness noun

Examples of MUTINOUS

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

First Known Use of MUTINOUS


Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with MUTINOUS

MUTINOUSNESS Defined for Kids


adjective mu·ti·nous \ˈmyü-tə-nəs\

Definition of MUTINOUS for Kids

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