from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, engaged in, disposed to, or constituting mutiny. See Synonyms at insubordinate.
- adj. Unruly; disaffected: a mutinous child.
- adj. Turbulent and uncontrollable: "mutinous passions, and conflicting fears” ( Percy Bysshe Shelley).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Likely to commit mutiny.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or constituting mutiny.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disposed to mutiny; in a state of mutiny; characterized by mutiny; seditious; insubordinate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- Rebellious; petulant; mischievous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. consisting of or characterized by or inciting to mutiny
- adj. disposed to or in a state of mutiny
The word mutinous has appeared in 11 New York Times articles in the past year, including on May 5 in "In Burkina Faso, Leader Keeps Cool Under Fire" by Adam Nossiter:
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Her expression mutinous, she threw herself into the chair facing Remy's and glared hard at her older sister. "
Maj-GTb Matanzima, described as mutinous behaviour.
British men of war, they are examined as to the length of time they have been at sea; and according to the knowledge and experience they appear to have, they are stationed; and if they grumble at the duty assigned them, they are called mutinous rascals, and threatened with the cat; the warrant officers are charged to watch them closely, lest they should attempt to pervert the crew, and to prevent them from sending letters from the ship to their friends.
A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. Late A Surgeon On Board An American Privateer, Who Was Captured At Sea By The British, In May, Eighteen Hundred And Thirteen, And Was Confined First, At Melville Island, Halifax, Then At Chatham, In England ... And Last, At Dartmoor Prison. Interspersed With Observations, Anecdotes And Remarks, Tending To Illustrate The Moral And Political Characters Of Three Nations. To Which Is Added, A Correct Engraving Of Dartmoor Prison, Representing The Massacre Of American Prisoners, Written By Himself.
He also came to the defense of the "mutinous" officers of the Enterprise before the Federation, against charges pushed by the Klingons.
Andrew Collier, 58, a solicitor from Bath, Somerset, was travelling to his holiday home for Christmas and said the passengers were "mutinous".
It’s 11pm on Thursday and the Tory grapevine is buzzing with the kind of mutinous talk I haven’t heard for two years.
Set in England and India in the mutinous year of 1857, A Proper Education for Girls tells the story of Alice and Lilian Talbot, twins separated for the first time in their lives by their martinet father.
At first Putin stumbled, as the mutinous family members interrupted, shouting him down.