seditious

adjective
se·​di·​tious | \si-ˈdi-shəs \

Definition of seditious 

1 : disposed to arouse or take part in or guilty of sedition

2 : of, relating to, or tending toward sedition

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Other Words from seditious

seditiously adverb
seditiousness noun

Synonyms for seditious

Synonyms

incendiary, inflammatory

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Examples of seditious in a Sentence

several dissidents were jailed for leading protests that the government branded as seditious

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In 1963, most Americans disapproved of the event, many congressmen saw it as potentially seditious, and law enforcement from local police to the FBI monitored it intensively (under code name Operation Steep Hill). Jeanne Theoharis, Time, "Don't Forget That Martin Luther King Jr. Was Once Denounced as an Extremist," 12 Jan. 2018 Now that his personal dogma is enshrined in the nation’s charter, challenging him could even be considered seditious. Charlie Campbell / Beijing, Time, "Xi Jinping Becomes China's Most Powerful Leader Since Mao Zedong," 24 Oct. 2017 Yet the far more important nonevent Tuesday was that Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy didn’t send in the army to quash a seditious movement. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "Catalans Can’t Stand Up to Brussels by Themselves," 12 Oct. 2017 What about seditious or inflammatory or obscene speech? Andrew Rudalevige, Washington Post, "The U.S. has been arguing about the Bill of Rights since 1791," 20 Sep. 2017 The references to the ugliness in America right now were less seditious and more an acknowledgment of the things those troops in Jordan can see with their own damn eyes. Andrew Exum, The Atlantic, "How Will Jim Mattis Handle Trump's Ban on Trans Troops?," 31 Aug. 2017 China reportedly has 50,000 internet police who monitor domestic social media sites, deleting posts deemed seditious or merely critical of the government. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "Science suffers as China’s internet censors plug holes in Great Firewall," 30 Aug. 2017 Lopez Rivera was convicted of seditious conspiracy. Washington Post, "Puerto Rican nationalist booed, cheered at New York parade," 11 June 2017 Lopez Rivera was convicted of seditious conspiracy though he was never charged with any specific bombings and has denied participating in attacks that injured anyone. CBS News, "Oscar Lopez Rivera booed and cheered at New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of seditious

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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