Adjective "piratical" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/pʌɪˈratɪk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'Napster thus couldn't plead ignorance of its users' piratical pastimes.'
  2. 'American directors (such as Raoul Walsh) sported piratical eye-patches and had difficulty with rolling tobacco.'

Definitions

1. a person who robs or commits illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea.

2. a ship used by such persons.

3. any plunderer, predator, etc.: confidence men, slumlords, and other pirates.

4. a person who uses or reproduces the work or invention of another without authorization.

5. Also called pirate stream. Geology. a stream that diverts into its own flow the headwaters of another stream, river, etc. verb (used with object), pirated, pirating.

6. to commit piracy upon;

More examples(as adjective)

"tendencies can be piratical."

"policies can be piratical."

"nomads can be piratical."

"methods can be piratical."

"habits can be piratical."

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Origin

(pirate)