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Definition of "mutinous" []

  • Of, relating to, engaged in, disposed to, or constituting mutiny. See Synonyms at insubordinate. (adjective)
  • Unruly; disaffected: a mutinous child. (adjective)
  • Turbulent and uncontrollable: "mutinous passions, and conflicting fears” ( Percy Bysshe Shelley). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mutinous" in a sentence
  • "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:"
  • "Learn more about the word "mutinous" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the dictionary."
  • "Her expression mutinous, she threw herself into the chair facing Remy's and glared hard at her older sister. ""