Definition of mutiny in English:

mutiny

Line breaks: mu¦tiny
Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːtɪni
 
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noun (plural mutinies)

An open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers: a mutiny by those manning the weapons could trigger a global war [mass noun]: the crew were on the verge of mutiny
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  • The Philippine government on Tuesday set up a commission to investigate a mutiny by junior military officers and enlisted personnel over the weekend.
  • Gulliver's own sailors declare a mutiny on his power and tie him up, conspiring against him, making him their prisoner.
  • The mutiny of the sailors at Kronstadt near Petrograd in March 1921 triggered a change in general policy.
Synonyms
insurrection, rebellion, revolt, riot, revolution, uprising, rising, coup, coup d'état, putsch, protest, strike; insurgence, insurgency, subversion, sedition, anarchy, disorder, insubordination, disobedience, resistance, defiance

verb (mutinies, mutinying, mutinied)

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Refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority: thousands of the soldiers mutinied over the non-payment of wages
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  • Meanwhile, units of the army mutinied, civil war broke out, cities and villages rose in revolt and Afghanistan began to slip away from Moscow's control and influence.
  • En route to their operational area, they mutinied and the battalions were deemed combat ineffective.
  • The rear echelons of the army mutinied and seized the crossings over the Rhine.
Synonyms
rise up, rebel, revolt, riot, take part in an insurrection/uprising, resist/oppose authority, disobey/defy authority, refuse to obey orders; be insubordinate, protest, strike, go on strike

Origin

mid 16th century: from obsolete mutine 'rebellion', from French mutin 'mutineer', based on Latin movere 'to move'.

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