mutinous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mutinous consisting of or characterized by or inciting to mutiny "mutinous acts","mutinous thoughts","a mutinous speech"
    • adj mutinous disposed to or in a state of mutiny "the men became mutinous and insubordinate"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mutinous Disposed to mutiny; in a state of mutiny; characterized by mutiny; seditious; insubordinate. "The city was becoming mutinous ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mutinous Engaged in or disposed to mutiny; resisting or disposed to resist the authority of laws and regulations, especially the articles and regulations of an army or a navy. See mutiny.
    • mutinous Seditious.
    • mutinous Rebellious; petulant; mischievous. Synonyms Refractory, insubordinate, riotous, rebellious. See insurrection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mutinous disposed to mutiny: seditious
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Mutiny
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mutiner, mutin, riotous, meute, a sedition—L. motus, rising—movēre, motum, to move.

Usage

In literature:

The army was starving and mutinous, and he sought relief in vain.
"George Washington, Vol. I" by Henry Cabot Lodge
The mutineers at once offered to make him emperor, a proposal which he indignantly repudiated.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The king readily received foreign aid, which relieved him from the misery of being dependent on a mutinous Parliament.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
Finding force unavailing, the mutineer had recourse to other means.
"The Naval Pioneers of Australia and Walter Jeffery" by Louis Becke
In the end, only one white man, old Adams, remained alive of the mutineers who had landed.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 492" by Various
Affairs began to look mutinous.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
The missing portions, presumably, were destroyed by the mutineers.
"Henry Hudson" by Thomas A. Janvier
The following chapter will detail the facts of the mutinous proceedings as stated by the Lieutenant, in his own words.
"The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences" by Sir John Barrow
But Mutineer did, and pricked up his ears.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
When he came to his senses he found that his captors were a band of mutinous sailors.
"The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets" by Robert L. Drake
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In poetry:

November winds are weak and cold,
They lie at last beneath the blue
And sleep in the fields as cold as they.
I know but one good thing to do,
So hearken, all ye mutineers:
Every man to his rendezvous!
"November" by John Crowe Ransom
Then the door gave way and they crawled in,
And they two great heroes side by side did begin
To charge the mutineers with sword in hand, which made them grin,
Whilst the clashing of swords and bayonets made a fearful din.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then a Sepoy clubbed his musket and hit Kerr on the head,
But fortunately the blow didn't kill him dead;
He only staggered, and was about to be bayoneted by a mutineer,
But Gumpunt Kerr laid his assailant dead without fear.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
The streets were filled with mutineers who fought savagely,
Determined to fight to the last and die heroically,
While the alarm drums did beat, and the cannons did roar,
And the dead and the dying lay weltering in their gore.
"The Downfall of Delhi" by William Topaz McGonagall
"Thou Ship of Earth, with Death, and Birth, and Life, and Sex aboard,
And fires of Desires burning hotly in the hold,
I fear thee, O! I fear thee, for I hear the tongue and sword
At battle on the deck, and the wild mutineers are bold!
"The Ship Of Earth." by Sidney Lanier
Then Kerr patiently waited till the doors were consumed,
And with a gallant charge, the last attack was resumed,
And he dashed sword in hand into the midst of the mutineers,
And he and his seven troopers played great havoc with their sabres.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Photo by Phil Jimcosky / Mutineer Magazine.
Then comes a low rumble of anxiety from a far corner that rises, like a toxic cloud, before erupting into a full-on baying, mutinous assault.
A leading army mutineer allied to the M23 rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of.
Shipwreck victim inspired by mutineer .
Bounty mutineer descendants may hold key to myopia.
Descendants of the famous Bounty mutineers who now live on an isolated Pacific Island have among the lowest rate of myopia in the world and may hold the key to unlocking the genetic code for the disease, according to a new study.
She had claimed a a family tie to Fletcher Christian, chief mutineer on the original ship.
Mutinous Madagascar soldiers paid to revolt.
Bounty mutineer descendants may hold key to myopia .
Mutinous Angel, part of Real Life Super Hero, helps keep Sacramento safe.
Some 60 years after arriving on Pitcairn, almost 200 descendents of the original mutineers relocated to Norfolk Island to avoid famine.
He was chased by a gang of Fijian warriors after the mutineers on the Bounty set him adrift in a 23-foot launch.
Mutinous Madagascar soldiers paid to revolt.
Mutineers motives may be linked to upcoming meeting between president Rajoelina and deposed former president Ravalomanana.
A group of mutinous soldiers in Madagascar took over a military camp near the Indian Ocean island's main airport early Sunday, but were eventually driven out in an assault by government forces, the military said.
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In science:

Well, perhaps, frowned the mutineers, who found no prudence in decoherence.
The Plight of `I Am'
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