conspiratorial

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From conspiratory.

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  • IPA(key): /kənˌspɪɹəˈtɔːɹɪəl/

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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.”

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