- 1(Of a soldier or sailor) refusing to obey the orders of a person in authority: mutinous soldiers occupied the radio stationMore example sentences
rebellious, insubordinate, subversive, seditious, insurgent, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, rebel, revolutionary; anarchistic, lawless, riotous, rioting, traitorous, factious; disobedient, defiant, wilful, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, disaffected, up in arms, unruly, disorderly, out of control, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmanageable, unbiddableBritish • informal bolshie• archaic contumacious
- 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.
- 1.1Wilful or disobedient: Antoinette looked mutinous, but she obeyedMore example sentences
- 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.
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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.