Definition of seditious in English:

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seditious

Pronunciation: /səˈdiSHəs/

adjective

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.
Synonyms
rabble-rousing, provocative, inflammatory, subversive, troublemaking;
rebellious, insurrectionist, mutinous, insurgent;
treacherous, disloyal

Derivatives

seditiously

Pronunciation: /səˈdiSHəslē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘Here we go again’, we will mutter seditiously.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with seditious

adventitious, Aloysius, ambitious, auspicious, avaricious, capricious, conspicuous, delicious, expeditious, factitious, fictitious, flagitious, judicious, lubricious, malicious, Mauritius, meretricious, nutritious, officious, pernicious, propitious, repetitious, siliceous, superstitious, suppositious, surreptitious, suspicious, vicious

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Syllabification: se·di·tious

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