conspiratorial

adjective
con·​spir·​a·​to·​ri·​al | \ kən-ˌspir-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce conspiratorial (audio) \

Definition of conspiratorial

: of, relating to, or suggestive of a conspiracy

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Other Words from conspiratorial

conspiratorially \ kən-​ˌspir-​ə-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce conspiratorial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of conspiratorial in a Sentence

She gave me a conspiratorial smile across the table. His voice became low and conspiratorial.
Recent Examples on the Web That, in turn, led to her focus on conspiratorial thinking. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Conspiracies run amok. (Did you hear the one about Joan Rivers, Michelle Obama and the Clintons?)," 2 Apr. 2021 There’s a real anti-establishment thread that runs through most of the people who believe in QAnon and a high capacity for religious conspiratorial thinking. Author: Meredith Blake, Anchorage Daily News, "Who is Q? Maker of HBO docuseries ‘Q: Into the Storm’ believes he has the answer," 30 Mar. 2021 None of this is remotely conspiratorial or even controversial. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "Yellow Journalism Turns Blue," 25 Mar. 2021 Trump’s crew of election lawyers who has since been fired for being too conspiratorial, told Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs that the team has enough evidence to overturn election results in key states. Natalie Gontcharova, refinery29.com, "Trump Lost The U.S. Election. Why Do His Supporters Refuse To Believe It?," 23 Nov. 2020 There’s a real anti-establishment thread that runs through most of the people who believe in QAnon and a high capacity for religious conspiratorial thinking. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Who is Q? Maker of HBO docuseries ‘Q: Into the Storm’ believes he has the answer," 28 Mar. 2021 The damage done to the world’s health, political institutions and economy could lend new energy to conspiratorial thinking. Washington Post, "With Trump gone, QAnon groups focus fury on attacking coronavirus vaccines," 11 Mar. 2021 The intermingling of religious faith, conspiratorial thinking, and misguided nationalism on display at the Capitol offered perhaps the most unequivocal evidence yet of the American church’s role in bringing the country to this dangerous moment. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, "The Wasting of the Evangelical Mind," 4 Mar. 2021 But the timing of their disappearance aligns with the first legal pushback from a pair of voting-technology companies that say they’ve been falsely smeared by baseless conspiratorial claims of election fraud by Trump allies. Washington Post, "Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell have disappeared from Fox airwaves," 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of conspiratorial

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Conspiratorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspiratorial. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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conspiratorial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of conspiratorial

: involving a secret plan by two or more people to do something that is harmful or illegal : of or relating to a conspiracy
: suggesting that something secret is being shared

conspiratorial

adjective
con·​spir·​a·​tor·​i·​al | \ kən-ˈspir-ə-ˈtōr-ē-əl How to pronounce conspiratorial (audio) \

Legal Definition of conspiratorial

: of, relating to, or suggestive of a conspiracy

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conspiratorially adverb

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