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Line breaks: se|di¦tious
Pronunciation: /sɪˈdɪʃəs

Definition of seditious in English:


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.


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



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

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