Jesuitical ADJECTIVE 1) of or concerning the Jesuits. 2) secretive or equivocating, in a manner once associated with Jesuits.

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  • Jesuitical — Jesuitic Jes u*it ic, Jesuitical Jes u*it ic*al, a. [Cf. F. j[ e]suitique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods. [1913 Webster] 2. Designing; cunning; deceitful; crafty; an opprobrious use of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jesuitical — adjective see Jesuit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jesuitical — Jesuitically, adv. /jezh ooh it i keuhl, jez ooh , jez yooh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Jesuits or Jesuitism. 2. (often l.c.) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing. Also, Jesuitic.… …   Universalium

  • jesuitical — Synonyms and related words: apparently sound, casuistic, colorable, deceptive, dishonest, disingenuous, empty, fallacious, hollow, illusive, insincere, jesuitic, mealymouthed, overrefined, oversubtle, philosophistic, plausible, sophistic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Jesuitical — Jes·u·it·i·cal || ‚dÊ’ezjÊŠ ɪtɪkl adj. of or pertaining to the Jesuits (Roman Catholic religious order); cunning, deceptive, deceitful, dissembling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Jesuitical — adjective 1》 relating to or concerning the Jesuits. 2》 dissembling or equivocating, in a manner once associated with Jesuits. Derivatives Jesuitically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • jesuitical — a. 1. Of the Jesuits. 2. [A sense introduced by partisans hostile to the Jesuits.] Crafty, cunning, wily, deceitful, sophistical, double, double faced, full of chicane, Machiavelian …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • jesuitical — jesu·it·i·cal …   English syllables

  • Jesuitical — /dʒɛʒjuˈɪtəkəl/ (say jezhyooh ituhkuhl) adjective (sometimes lower case) sly; crafty; casuistic. Also, Jesuitic. –Jesuitically, adverb …  

  • Jesuitical — adj. 1 of or concerning the Jesuits. 2 often offens. dissembling or equivocating, in the manner once associated with Jesuits. Derivatives: Jesuitically adv …   Useful english dictionary

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