from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or having the nature of sedition.
  • adjective Given to, engaging in, or promoting sedition. synonym: insubordinate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Partaking of the nature of sedition; tending to the promotion of sedition: as, seditious strife; seditious speech; a seditious harangue.
  • Engaged in sedition; guilty of sedition; exciting or promoting sedition: as, seditious persons.
  • Synonyms Incendiary. See insurrection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition.
  • adjective Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority; turbulent; factious; guilty of sedition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, related to, or being involved in sedition; treasonous or subversive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective arousing to action or rebellion
  • adjective in opposition to a civil authority or government


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