sedition | seditious

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encourage resistance to lawful authority

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sedition - treason

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Something or somebody accused of ‘sedition’ is thought to be inciting resistance or insurrection against an established authority, typically a government. It can be charged as a crime, like treason, but is usually only used as an accusation. This is because the word implies a call to action, not actually taking action oneself.

Synonyms insurrection,mutiny,insurgency
Antonyms allegiance,obedience

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  1. The government official was charged with sedition for revealing top-secret information related to national security.

  2. The journalist strongly felt that media criticism of the government should not be looked upon as a seditious act.

  3. Many thought that the Senator’s speech was seditious. She openly called for the overthrowing of the capitalist system in the country.

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