- seditious (adj.) mid-15c., from O.Fr. seditieux, from L. seditiosus, from seditionem (see SEDITION (Cf. sedition)). Related: Seditiously; seditiousness.
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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
seditious — index lawless, nonconsenting, restive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
seditious — mutinous, rebellious, factious, *insubordinate, contumacious Analogous words: traitorous, treacherous, perfidious, disloyal, *faithless: disaffected, alienated (see ESTRANGE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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
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
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
seditious — adj. Seditious is used with these nouns: ↑libel … Collocations dictionary
seditious — adjective formal intended to illegally encourage people to disobey the government: a seditious speech seditiously adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
seditious — adjective a seditious speech Syn: rabble rousing, provocative, inflammatory, subversive, troublemaking; rebellious, insurrectionist, mutinous, insurgent … Thesaurus of popular words
seditious — Kipi. ♦ Seditious offenses, hewa ho ālaala kipi … English-Hawaiian dictionary