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seditious Syllabification: se·di·tious
Pronunciation: /səˈdiSHəs/

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


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


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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