seditious


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se·di·tious

 (sĭ-dĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or having the nature of sedition: seditious speech.
2. Given to, engaging in, or promoting sedition. See Synonyms at insubordinate.

se·di′tious·ly adv.
se·di′tious·ness n.

seditious

(sɪˈdɪʃəs)
adj
1. of, like, or causing sedition
2. inclined to or taking part in sedition
seˈditiously adv
seˈditiousness n

se•di•tious

(sɪˈdɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of sedition.
2. given to or guilty of sedition.
se•di′tious•ly, adv.
se•di′tious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seditious - arousing to action or rebellion
provocative - serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
2.seditious - in opposition to a civil authority or government
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

seditious

adjective revolutionary, dissident, subversive, rebellious, disloyal, mutinous, refractory, treasonable, insubordinate He fell under suspicion for distributing seditious pamphlets.

seditious

adjective
Involving or constituting treason:
Translations

seditious

[səˈdɪʃəs] ADJsedicioso

seditious

[sɪˈdɪʃəs] adjséditieux/euse

seditious

seditious

[səˈdɪʃəs] adjsedizioso/a
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Ill for thee, but in wisht houre Of my revenge, first sought for thou returnst From flight, seditious Angel, to receave Thy merited reward, the first assay Of this right hand provok't, since first that tongue Inspir'd with contradiction durst oppose A third part of the Gods, in Synod met Thir Deities to assert, who while they feel Vigour Divine within them, can allow Omnipotence to none.
If opposition to the national government should arise from the disorderly conduct of refractory or seditious individuals, it could be overcome by the same means which are daily employed against the same evil under the State governments.
Had the acute-angled rabble been all, without exception, absolutely destitute of hope and of ambition, they might have found leaders in some of their many seditious outbreaks, so able as to render their superior numbers and strength too much even for the wisdom of the Circles.
The seditious harangues of demagogues in Faneuil Hall have made rebels of a loyal people and deprived me of my country.
seditious to wish to be governed by good heads or leaders?
Howsoever he noteth it right, that seditious tumults, and seditious fames, differ no more but as brother and sister, masculine and feminine; especially if it come to that, that the best actions of a state, and the most plausible, and which ought to give greatest contentment, are taken in ill sense, and traduced: for that shows the envy great, as Tacitus saith; conflata magna invidia, seu bene seu male gesta premunt.
In the latter he seldom went beyond the sensational--pasting up seditious placards, tearing down official placards, making flamboyant speeches, or unfurling forbidden flags.
Besides, not only an in equality of possessions, but also of honours, will occasion [1267a] seditions, but this upon contrary grounds; for the vulgar will be seditious if there be an inequality of goods, by those of more elevated sentiments, if there is an equality of honours.
At length a veteran officer spelled it over deliberately and shook his head three or four times and said that in his opinion it was seditious.
In the thirteenth century, Guillaume de Paris, and Nicholas Flamel, in the fifteenth, wrote such seditious pages.
This troop, the only defence of the prison, overawed by its firm attitude not only the disorderly riotous mass of the populace, but also the detachment of the burgher guard, which, being placed opposite the Buytenhof to support the soldiers in keeping order, gave to the rioters the example of seditious cries, shouting, --
A week later the Post Office Department ruled that the paper was seditious, and barred it entirely from the mails.