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One who takes part in a mutiny.

[Obsolete French mutinier, from Old French mutin, rebellious; see mutiny.]


1. (Military) a person who mutinies
2. (Nautical Terms) a person who mutinies


(ˌmyut nˈɪər)

a person who mutinies.
[1600–10; < Middle French mutinier=mutin mutiny + -ier -ier2; see -eer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutineer - someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)mutineer - someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)


مُتَمَرِّد، عاصٍ


[ˌmjuːtɪˈnɪəʳ] Namotinado m, amotinador m


nMeuterer m, → Meuterin f


[ˌmjuːtɪˈnɪəʳ] nammutinato/a


(ˈmjuːtini) plural ˈmutinies noun
(a) refusal to obey one's senior officers in the navy or other armed services. There has been a mutiny on HMS Tigress; The sailors were found guilty of mutiny.
(of sailors etc) to refuse to obey commands from those in authority. The sailors mutinied because they did not have enough food.
mutiˈneer noun
a person who mutinies.
ˈmutinous adjective
mutinous sailors.
References in classic literature ?
For a moment the exhausted mutineer made a tremulous motion of his cramped jaws, and then painfully twisting round his head, said in a sort of hiss, "What I say is this --and mind it well if you flog me, I murder you
The crew was mostly Cork an' Kerry men, barrin' one Marylander that wanted to go back, but they called him a mutineer, an' they ran the ould Manila into Skibbereen, an' they had an illigant time visitin' around with frinds on the ould sod fer a week.
The incipient mutineer was more outraged than ever, then, at what he denounced as the partiality shown the captain's table over the other tables in the ship.
Well," said Captain Good, "I have been round the world twice, and put in at most ports, but may I be hung for a mutineer if ever I heard a yarn like this out of a story book, or in it either, for the matter of that.
For a moment Number Three stood watching the battle, and then he too sprang in to aid his fellow mutineer.
This old man was merely the seed of McCoy, of McCoy of the BOUNTY, the mutineer fleeing from the hemp that waited him in England, the McCoy who was a power for evil in the early days of blood and lust and violent death on Pitcairn Island.
There was nothing left for me but death by starvation or death by the hands of the mutineers.
The city, notwithstanding the incredible perseverance of its mayor, had attempted a sort of mutiny for a surrender; the mayor had hanged the mutineers.
We'll give him talk for his money, and one by one all the boys'll come in and he'll have a nest of nine hundred mutineers to squat in an' give drink to.
I saw his hand go to his belt; I saw the pistols stuck there for mutineers.
If the officers are able to prevent a mutiny, we have nothing to fear, while if the mutineers are victorious our one slim hope lies in not having attempted to thwart or antagonize them.
On the contrary, it seemed to her certain that had he not been there she would have perished at the hands of the mutineers and of the French, and that he had exposed himself to terrible and obvious danger to save her, and even more certain was it that he was a man of lofty and noble soul, able to understand her position and her sorrow.