Definition of seditious in English:


Syllabification: se·di·tious
Pronunciation: /siˈdiSHəs


  • Inciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch: the letter was declared seditious
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    • John had reached the age, however, at which he began to question authority - not in the treasonous, seditious way Aaron and Andrew once had, but in a more innocent, juvenile way.
    • The authorities clamped down on seditious behaviour.
    • The laws of libel needed no reinforcement and proceedings for seditious or criminal libel should be used sparingly.
    rabble-rousing, provocative, inflammatory, subversive, troublemaking; rebellious, insurrectionist, mutinous, insurgent; treacherous, disloyal



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  • ‘Here we go again’, we will mutter seditiously.


late Middle English: from Old French seditieux or Latin seditiosus, from seditio 'mutinous separation' (see sedition).

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