se·​di·​tious si-ˈdi-shəs How to pronounce seditious (audio)
: disposed to arouse or take part in or guilty of sedition
: of, relating to, or tending toward sedition
seditiously adverb
seditiousness noun

Examples of seditious in a Sentence

several dissidents were jailed for leading protests that the government branded as seditious
Recent Examples on the Web But many American citizens are perfectly capable of being multilingual without also feeling seditious. Foreign Affairs, 7 Nov. 2019 Police said a woman currently under detention made social media posts with seditious intent with the help of five others, according to a government statement on Tuesday. Alan Wong / Bloomberg, TIME, 28 May 2024 Their leader, their founder, Stewart Rhodes, was convicted of seditious conspiracy. Leah Feiger, WIRED, 2 May 2024 Last May, Judge Mehta sentenced Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia and an organizer of the riot, to 18 years in prison after he was found guilty of seditious conspiracy. Steve Lohr, New York Times, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for seditious 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seditious was in the 15th century

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“Seditious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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se·​di·​tious si-ˈdish-əs How to pronounce seditious (audio)
: of, relating to, or causing sedition
seditious statements

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