[ kuhn-spir-uh-tawr-ee-uhl ]
/ kənˌspɪr əˈtɔr i əl /
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relating to or being a conspiracy, a secretive plan that is unlawful, harmful, or evil:They believe these rulings to be the result of a conspiratorial plot cooked up by big business interests.
suggesting or giving the impression of such a plan:The memory I have of that night is of wicked giggles and conspiratorial whispering about Tim with my best friend Gillian.
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Sometimes con·spir·a·to·ry [kuhn-spir-uh-tawr-ee] /kənˈspɪr əˌtɔr i/ .
Origin of conspiratorial
conspiratory + -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM conspiratorialcon·spir·a·to·ri·al·ly, adverbnon·con·spir·a·to·ri·al, adjective
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How to use conspiratorial in a sentence
Soon they found themselves engaged in a secret conspiratory movement having for its object the overthrow of Czarism.
The Mensheviki contended that the time for secret, conspiratory action was past; that Russia had outgrown that earlier method.
From those days, however, the Conspiratory Movement in Russia began to assume larger proportions.
It was not for conspiratory action, but for the building up of a great movement.Violence and the Labor Movement|Robert Hunter