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mutiny

mu·ti·ny

mutiny

 
 
pronunciation:
myu tih ni
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: mutinies
definition: open rebellion of subordinates against their established leaders, esp. of military personnel against their superior officers.
The ship's officers were arrested for mutiny and court-martialed.
synonyms:
insurgence, insurrection, rebellion, uprising
similar words:
coup, revolt, rising
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: mutinied, mutinies, mutinying
definition: to rebel openly against constituted authority; engage in revolt.
The sailors mutinied against their harsh captain and took over command of the ship.Several top executives mutinied when they became convinced that the president was running the company into the ground.
synonyms:
revolt
similar words:
rebel, resist, rise
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