of or relating to Jesuits or Jesuitism.
(often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing.
- Also Jes·u·it·ic [jezh-oo-it-ik, jez-oo-, jez-yoo-] /ˌdʒɛʒ uˈɪt ɪk, ˌdʒɛz u-, ˌdʒɛz yu-/ .
- Jes·u·it·i·cal·ly, adverb
- an·ti-Jes·u·it·ic, adjective
- an·ti-Jes·u·it·i·cal, adjective
- an·ti-Jes·u·it·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pro-Jes·u·it·ic, adjective
- pro-Jes·u·it·i·cal, adjective
- pro-Jes·u·it·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un-Jes·u·it·ic, adjective
- un-Jes·u·it·i·cal, adjective
- un-Jes·u·it·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use Jesuitical in a sentence
When a reporter asked him a question, it would often elicit a series of Jesuitical responses.
This was a Jesuitical sort of answer, and Monsieur de Fontanges required further particulars.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
From 1894 to the end of the century the anti-Jesuitical campaign went on, increasing every year in bitterness and intensity.The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
See how perfidious, Machiavelic, and Jesuitical, is this horrible monster Reaction!
This short-sighted view resulted in a doctrine that was actually Jesuitical in application.Familiar Studies of Men and Books | Robert Louis Stevenson
He palliated his conduct in a sophistical and Jesuitical manner.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz