Definition of mutinous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞otnəs/


1(Of a soldier or sailor) refusing to obey the orders of a person in authority.
Example sentences
  • The revolution itself had been carried out mainly by mutinous soldiers, who represented thereafter the only real authority.
  • For more than 200 years, this volcanic rock has been home to descendants of Fletcher Christian and his mutinous shipmates, who burnt the HMS Bounty here in 1790.
  • In 1857, a rebellion in north India led by mutinous Indian soldiers caused the British Parliament to transfer all political power from the East India Company to the Crown.
1.1Willful or disobedient: Antoinette looked mutinous, but she obeyed
More example sentences
  • When she is not at her desk, nervy Virginia is being beastly to the staff, ordering her mutinous cook to make a train journey all the way from Richmond to the centre of town to get some sugar-ginger for lunch.
  • I elude authority and make a tidy living being the mutinous karate girl in the corner.
  • They seem to you inert, flabby, weakly envious, foolishly obstinate, impiously mutinous, and many other things.



Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞otnəslē/
Example sentences
  • ‘I don't see why not,’ muttered Louis mutinously.
  • It was his father's entire fault, he thought mutinously as the guards he passed occasionally in the hallway all saluted him mockingly.
  • Kitty suddenly bent towards her, brown eyes flashing mutinously.


Late 16th century: from obsolete mutine 'rebellion' (see mutiny) + -ous.

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