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

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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 To decimate once described the nasty habit of the Roman commanders of slaying one out of every 10 soldiers, selected by lot, in a mutinous legion. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The English language always has your number," 19 Oct. 2019 This is the latest challenge to the implementation of the peace deal, which was signed after turmoil that began when mutinous soldiers overthrew the president in 2012. Washington Post, "Coalition of ex-rebels exits dialogue on Mali’s peace deal," 25 Sep. 2019 His obsession soon jeopardizes the mutinous crew when the gigantic and deadly creature attacks the ship. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019," 22 Sep. 2019 Mali has been in turmoil since a 2012 uprising prompted mutinous soldiers to overthrow the president of a decade. Washington Post, "UN experts: Mali peace signatories failed to accelerate deal," 14 Aug. 2019 Mali has been in turmoil since a 2012 uprising prompted mutinous soldiers to overthrow the president of a decade. Washington Post, "UN experts: Mali peace signatories failed to accelerate deal," 14 Aug. 2019 Maurizio Sarri left at the first available opportunity after wrestling for power with his own squad, with Kepa Arrizabalaga one of numerous players guilty of mutinous behaviour during the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City. SI.com, "Assessing How 7 Clubs Fared After Their Star Performer Left," 12 Sep. 2019 The government coalition of the hard-right, anti-migrant League party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement came apart after a mutinous power play by Matteo Salvini, the League leader and the country’s increasingly popular interior minister. Jason Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "Italy’s prime minister resigns amid a crisis over who will govern," 20 Aug. 2019 Mali has been in turmoil since a 2012 uprising prompted mutinous soldiers to overthrow the president of a decade. Washington Post, "UN experts: Mali peace signatories failed to accelerate deal," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of mutinous

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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14 Nov 2019

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The first known use of mutinous was in 1578

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mutinous

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of mutinous

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

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, Chamber of Secrets

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