conspiratorial

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Etymology[edit]

From conspiratory.

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  • IPA(key): /kənˌspɪrəˈtɔːrɪəl/

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conspiratorial (comparative more conspiratorial, superlative most conspiratorial)

  1. Pertaining to conspiracy or conspirators.
    His conspiratorial whispers were soft, but that just attracted more attention.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter X:
      I pressed the button and he appeared, giving me, as he entered, the sort of conspiratorial glance the acting secretary of a secret society would have given a friend on the membership roll. “Oh, Swordfish,” I said, having given him a conspiratorial glance in return, for one always likes to do the civil thing, “this is Mr Herring, who has come to join our little group.” He bowed from the waist, not that he had much waist. [...] “And when you have got him installed, perhaps I could have a word with you in your pantry,” I said, giving him a conspiratorial glance. “Certainly, sir,” he responded, giving me a conspiratorial glance. It was one of those big evenings for conspiratorial glances.

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