[ kuhn-spir-uh-tawr-ee-uhl ]
/ kənˌspɪr əˈtɔr i əl /
Save This Word!

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.
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

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.