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conspiratorial

[ kuhn-spir-uh-tawr-ee-uhl ]
/ kənˌspɪr əˈtɔr i əl /
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adjective
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 conspiratorial

con·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.

    Bolshevism|John Spargo
  • The Mensheviki contended that the time for secret, conspiratory action was past; that Russia had outgrown that earlier method.

    Bolshevism|John Spargo
  • 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.

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