Adjective "jesuitical" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/dʒɛzjʊˈɪtɪk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Of or concerning the Jesuits.
  1. 'I think that his view of his role as that person was almost as a Jesuitical moderator in a sinful society.'
  2. 'There is something Jesuitical about the relationship of these historians to Marxism.'
  3. 'The editor of the Catholic Herald was somewhat Jesuitical when I argued with him in a BBC studio yesterday.'
  4. 'Encouraged by a little Jesuitical reasoning to the effect that death has released him from his promise, he may yet plumb the depths of Coombs the man.'
  5. 'We marvelled at this truly Jesuitical response, and listened intensely.'
  6. 'For all his mild and gentlemanlike manner he was also tough and uncompromising, a Jesuitical loner in a companionable game.'
  7. 'The Jesuitical point here is that Blair chooses not to regard as ‘leaking’ the method he used to throw Kelly to the wolves.'
  8. 'You have offered me a typically Jesuitical explanation, but still no apology.'

Definitions

1. of or relating to Jesuits or Jesuitism.

2. (often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing.

More examples(as adjective)

"utteringses can be jesuitical."

Origin

(Jesuitical)