Definition of mutiny in English:


Line breaks: mu¦tiny
Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːtɪni

noun (plural mutinies)

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.
    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


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

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