seditious

  • 1 Seditious — Se*di tious, a.[L. seditiosus: cf. F. s[ e]ditieux.] 1. Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words. [1913 Webster] 2. Disposed to arouse, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 seditious — index lawless, nonconsenting, restive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 seditious — (adj.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. seditieux, from L. seditiosus, from seditionem (see SEDITION (Cf. sedition)). Related: Seditiously; seditiousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 seditious — mutinous, rebellious, factious, *insubordinate, contumacious Analogous words: traitorous, treacherous, perfidious, disloyal, *faithless: disaffected, alienated (see ESTRANGE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 seditious — [adj] rebellious anarchistic, bellicose, defiant, disloyal, disobedient, disorderly, dissident, factious, iconoclastic, insurgent, insurrectionary, mutinous, radical, rebel, resistant, revolutionary, riotous, subversive, treasonable, warring;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 seditious — [si dish′əs] adj. [ME cedicious < MFr seditieux < L seditiosus] 1. of, like, or constituting sedition 2. inclined toward or engaging in sedition seditiously adv. seditiousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 seditious — [[t]sɪdɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A seditious act, speech, or piece of writing encourages people to fight against or oppose the government. He fell under suspicion for distributing seditious pamphlets …

    English dictionary

  • 8 seditious — adj. Seditious is used with these nouns: ↑libel …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 seditious — adjective formal intended to illegally encourage people to disobey the government: a seditious speech seditiously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 seditious — adjective a seditious speech Syn: rabble rousing, provocative, inflammatory, subversive, troublemaking; rebellious, insurrectionist, mutinous, insurgent …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 seditious —   Kipi.    ♦ Seditious offenses, hewa ho ālaala kipi …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 12 seditious — sedition ► NOUN ▪ conduct or speech inciting rebellion against the authority of a state or monarch. DERIVATIVES seditious adjective seditiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin, from sed apart + itio going …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 seditious — adjective Date: 15th century 1. disposed to arouse or take part in or guilty of sedition 2. of, relating to, or tending toward sedition • seditiously adverb • seditiousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 seditious — seditiously, adv. seditiousness, n. /si dish euhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of sedition. 2. given to or guilty of sedition. [1400 50; late ME sedicious, equiv. to sedici(oun) SEDITION + ous OUS; cf. L seditiosus] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 seditious — adjective Of, related to, or being involved in sedition; treasonous or subversive …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 seditious — Synonyms and related words: alienated, breakaway, contumacious, disaffected, disloyal, dissident, extreme, extremistic, factious, faithless, inflammatory, insurgent, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, lawless, mutineering, mutinous, perfidious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 seditious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. violent, dissident, subversive, insurgent; see lawless 2 , rebellious 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. rebellious, rabble rousing, inciting, mutinous, insurrectionary, revolutionary, subversive. ANT.: loyal,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 seditious — se|di|tious [ sı dıʃəs ] adjective FORMAL encouraging people to oppose the government or not obey the law …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 seditious — se di·tious || sɪ dɪʃəs adj. taking part in sedition, inciting dissent or rebellion; guilty of inciting rebellion (especially against the government) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 seditious — a. Rebellious, mutinous, refractory, insurgent, tumultuous, factious, riotous, incendiary, turbulent …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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