seditious

adjective
se·​di·​tious | \ si-ˈdi-shəs How to pronounce seditious (audio) \

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

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Examples of seditious in a Sentence

several dissidents were jailed for leading protests that the government branded as seditious
Recent Examples on the Web Ewen tells Price that similar cufflinks with the phrase have been found in England, but this is the first time the seditious jewelry has been found in North Carolina. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "‘Seditious’ Pressed Glass Jewel Found in 18th-Century North Carolina Tavern," 10 July 2019 Natalia’s brothers were in and out of jail for seditious acts. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, "Rediscovering Natalia Ginzburg," 22 July 2019 Instead, the monk is being accused of seditious comments against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate who is the nation’s de facto civilian leader. Hannah Beech, New York Times, "‘Our Duty to Fight’: The Rise of Militant Buddhism," 8 July 2019 Cleander, who commanded the Praetorian Guards, ordered a body of cavalry to sally forth and disperse the seditious multitude. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Crowder Isn’t a Threat to Public Safety," 6 June 2019 Thirty years ago, Hungary was an officially atheist country behind the Iron Curtain, political use of Christian symbols was seditious, and a furtive alliance was forming between dissidents like Mr. Orbán and the clergy. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, "‘Hands Off!’; Clergy Balk as European Politicians Brandish the Crucifix," 9 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of seditious

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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