Definition of seditious in English:


Syllabification: se·di·tious
Pronunciation: /səˈdiSHəs


Inciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch: the letter was declared seditious
More example sentences
  • 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


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



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

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