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  • adj. Resembling a gangster or some aspect of one; criminal, ruthless, etc.

Etymologies

gangster +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "gangsterlike" behavior, according to diplomats in the meeting.

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  • Remember, a businessman will never take a gangsterlike woman to a business event.

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  • The priest's husky voice was gangsterlike in its reference points, its clipped assurance.

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  • As Louis Farrakhan related, Brother Malcolm had a gangsterlike past.

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  • Or the gangsterlike Nazi inspector played by the fantastic Alexander Granach, who appeared in Murnau's

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  • After the unanimous vote on Resolution 1718, the DPRK delegate said that they “totally reject” the resolution, calling the Security Council’s action “gangsterlike” and “coercive,” and accused the United States of having “manipulated” the Council.

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