mutinous

adjective
mu·​ti·​nous | \ ˈmyü-tə-nəs How to pronounce mutinous (audio) , ˈmyüt-nəs \

Definition of mutinous

1a : disposed to or being in a state of mutiny : rebellious a mutinous crew
2 : of, relating to, or constituting mutiny mutinous threats

Other Words from mutinous

mutinously adverb
mutinousness noun

Examples of mutinous in a Sentence

vowed that he would someday see the mutinous crew hang
Recent Examples on the Web Years later, he was shipwrecked off the coast of Texas and killed in 1687 by mutinous soldiers, according to historians cited by the Liberts. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 11 May 2022 For its devastation occurred at a time when East Pakistanis, despised as second-class citizens since the creation of Pakistan in 1947, were feeling ever more mutinous. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 World leaders condemned the mutinous uprisings as attacks on villages and army posts gained steam. Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022 Often seen sporting a baseball cap and armed with a clipboard, NFL coach style, Smith used American Football terms and, with the team struggling under his leadership, soon faced a mutinous fan base. Zak Garner-purkis, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 About 100 military members have planned the takeover since August, according to one of the mutinous soldiers. Sam Mednick, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2022 After trading in his comfortable life for one of a buccaneer, Stede becomes captain of a pirate ship, but struggles to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Feb. 2022 About 100 military members have planned the takeover since August, according to one of the mutinous soldiers. Sam Mednick, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2022 Despite many challenges — storms, partial dismastings, mutinous crewmen and insubordinate officers — the Creesys guided their ship on a nearly flawless voyage. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mutinous

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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18 May 2022

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“Mutinous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutinous. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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mutinous

adjective
mu·​ti·​nous | \ ˈmyü-tə-nəs How to pronounce mutinous (audio) \

Kids Definition of mutinous

1 : involved in turning against a person in charge (as the captain of a ship) a mutinous crew
2 : feeling or showing a desire to disobey There was a great deal of mutinous muttering around the room …— J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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