Definition of mutinous in English:

mutinous

Syllabification: mu·ti·nous
Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞otn-əs
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of a soldier or sailor) refusing to obey the orders of a person in authority.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1Willful or disobedient: Antoinette looked mutinous, but she obeyed
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    • 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.

Derivatives

mutinously

adverb
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  • ‘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.

Origin

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

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