[ jezh-oo-it-i-kuhl, jez-oo-, jez-yoo- ]
/ ˌdʒɛʒ uˈɪt ɪ kəl, ˌdʒɛz u-, ˌdʒɛz yu- /
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of or relating to Jesuits or Jesuitism.
(often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing.
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Also Jes·u·it·ic [jezh-oo-it-ik, jez-oo-, jez-yoo-] /ˌdʒɛʒ uˈɪt ɪk, ˌdʒɛz u-, ˌdʒɛz yu-/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM Jesuitical
Jes·u·it·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti-Jes·u·it·ic, adjectivean·ti-Jes·u·it·i·cal, adjectivean·ti-Jes·u·it·i·cal·ly, adverb
pro-Jes·u·it·ic, adjectivepro-Jes·u·it·i·cal, adjectivepro-Jes·u·it·i·cal·ly, adverbun-Jes·u·it·ic, adjectiveun-Jes·u·it·i·cal, adjectiveun-Jes·u·it·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby Jesuitical
jest, jestbook, jester, Jesu, Jesuit, Jesuitical, Jesuitism, Jesuitize, Jesuits, Jesuit's bark, Jesuit ware
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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.President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion|Jonathan Alter|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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