seditious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj seditious in opposition to a civil authority or government
    • adj seditious arousing to action or rebellion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Seditious Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority; turbulent; factious; guilty of sedition; as, seditious citizens.
    • Seditious Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • seditious Partaking of the nature of sedition; tending to the promotion of sedition: as, seditious strife; seditious speech; a seditious harangue.
    • seditious Engaged in sedition; guilty of sedition; exciting or promoting sedition: as, seditious persons.
    • seditious Synonyms Incendiary. See insurrection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Seditious pertaining to, or exciting, sedition: turbulent
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. seditiosus,: cf. F. séditieux,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. seditiose-, away, īre, ītum, to go.

Usage

In literature:

We recall that Muntzer, the seditious spirit, turned everything into allegory.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Many of these are thoroughly disloyal and seditious.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
People were in the habit of hearing them daily from the pulpit, and he never knew that they became seditious on account of it.
"The Trial of Reuben Crandall, M.D. Charged with Publishing and Circulating Seditious and Incendiary Papers, &c. in the District of Columbia, with the Intent of Exciting Servile Insurrection." by Unknown
The Anti-Slavery Society is loudly accused of being seditious, fanatical, and likely to promote insurrections.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
And following the time of Christ and his apostles, the world was filled with seditious spirits and false teachers.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
From time to time seditious movements showed the insecurity of the situation.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
The only point of general interest was the case of seditious libels.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
The man was punished for seditious and slanderous words.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
Illustration: THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL KNOWS NOTHING OF SEDITIOUS IRISH NEWSPAPERS.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914" by Various
Bunyan knew his own freedom from seditious intentions.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
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In poetry:

Red gayety possessed her lips.
She did not know her eyes
Made revelry seditious, calling
"Lies ... lies ... lies!"
"Sedition" by Edith Mirick
And a seditious murderer he was:
But I the Prince of Peace; peace that doth passe
All understanding, more than heav'n doth glasse:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert

In news:

Rather because the seditious Caryl Churchill is back on view.
Emmanuel Adebayor's performance in front of the Arsenal fans -- after he had scored against Arsenal, his old team -- has been deemed provocative and inflammatory and maybe even seditious.
Drawing a cartoon in India can, sometimes, be regarded a seditious act.
Overheated rhetoric from Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and other 'tea party' activists may create barriers to serious conversation, but it's not seditious.
Taxi drivers have been ordered to seal their windows to prevent seditious material from being leafletted in the main square.
Their trial on 'seditious conspiracy' and other charges opened this week.
Though their roles are largely ceremonial, acts provoking hatred against them are considered seditious.
In a long tradition of patriotism, in 1941, Foner's father was fired from his job as a state college teacher under the New York State law that prohibited state-supported teachers from engaging in seditious or treasonous speech.
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