Definition of mutineer in English:

mutineer

noun

  • A person, especially a soldier or sailor, who rebels or refuses to obey the orders of a person in authority.

    • ‘A major exception was the Baltic Fleet, where mutineers murdered many officers.’
    • ‘And, to our immense relief, the traitorous mutineers left for Petrograd.’
    • ‘Her mission had started two years previously when she left Britain with orders to arrest the mutineers.’
    • ‘Or they were acting on their own authority, in which case they are the equivalent of mutineers, deserters, or traitors in the field.’
    • ‘The unrest spread with the inflated belief that success was with the mutineers.’
    • ‘A ceasefire is signed four weeks after mutineers and exsoldiers staged an uprising.’
    • ‘During the Indian Mutiny of 1857 he sided with the mutineers in Delhi, and for this crime he was tried by the British and exiled to Rangoon, where he died.’
    • ‘But she said the mutineers would still face court-martial proceedings.’
    • ‘By sunset, 22 mutineers had surrendered - three officers and 19 enlisted personnel, Reyes said.’
    • ‘In the ensuing counteroffensive, four soldiers were killed and four mutineers were beaten to death after being captured.’
    • ‘While they were gone, an English ship anchored near the island and eleven men came ashore, three of them - the ship's captain, his mate, and a passenger - as prisoners of mutineers.’
    • ‘The Nore mutineers even blockaded the mouth of the Thames.’
    • ‘What I'm saying here is that we need to do something akin to a strategic decimation for mutineers.’
    • ‘In any case, the insurrection ended with negotiations and, without a shot being fired, the mutineers returned to their barracks with their weapons and explosives.’
    • ‘Pitcairn, a dot in the sea about halfway between New Zealand and Peru, is home to 47 permanent residents, some of them direct descendants of the Bounty mutineers.’
    • ‘The first Europeans to spy its jagged, jungle-clad peaks and encircling reef were the mutineers of HMS Bounty.’
    • ‘There had been a mutiny on board, and the mutineers had taken the ship off in search of a fabled lost civilization.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the peasants' militia had been destroyed when they loyally opposed the Guangxi mutineers.’
    • ‘Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.’
    • ‘Sent to capture the Bounty mutineers, Pandora sank in 1791, intact, in deep water after striking the Barrier Reef.’
    rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist, terrorist, bioterrorist, narcoterrorist, ecoterrorist, cyberterrorist, agroterrorist, rioter
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Origin

Early 17th century: from French mutinier, from mutin ‘rebellious’, from muete ‘movement’, based on Latin movere ‘to move’.

Pronunciation

mutineer

/ˌmyo͞otnˈir//ˌmjutnˈɪr/