American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Showing boldness and enterprise, as in business, often to the point of recklessness or unscrupulousness.
- adj. bold, reckless and unscrupulous
- n. robbery on the high seas; piracy
- v. Template:present participle od
- n. hijacking on the high seas or in similar contexts; taking a ship or plane away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it
“While Basel cannot be described as buccaneering it took a long time before they were pinned down and United were indifferent in midfield.”
“Joss liked good clothes and he wore them well, but nothing could totally disguise what her grandfather had described as his buccaneering quality; that arrogant maleness that no amount of city suiting could tame.”
“RBS recovers in, what, three to five years, it's not going to be the same kind of buccaneering, high-risk enterprise it has been for the past decade. ndm”
“So at last "buccaneering," as it had come to be generically called, ceased to pay the vast dividends that it had done at first.”
“Today, we play with pirate talk and its mythical lore as a means of stepping into the important performance role of a buccaneering jester.”
“I guess most readers think of it as a left-wing enterprise and of Julian Assange as a buccaneering fighter for free speech.”
“Indeed, were it not for the spirited counterattack of the Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose buccaneering charge from down the order breathed some life back into a body that was on the point of expiring, the game might already be beyond the reach of India.”
“But it's true a patch does bestow a buccaneering air on, for example, Snake Plissken, or Bond villain Emilio Largo, or Les Amants du Pont-Neuf's Michèle Juliet Binoche who goes one-eyed water-skiing down the Seine.”
“They share the belief that a potent combination of speed, force, and nerve — a buccaneering willingness to cast aside doubt, seize the levers of government, and apply its full power — can halt financial panics.”
“West Indies, however, with a smattering of thirtysomethings making their last hurrahs – Roy Fredericks, Rohan Kanhai, Vanburn Holder and Keith Boyce – tackled the new game with the peacock strut of Vivian Richards at cover point and the languid buccaneering of Clive Lloyd at the crease.”
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