Definition of piratical in English:

piratical

adjective

See pirate

  • ‘American directors (such as Raoul Walsh) sported piratical eye-patches and had difficulty with rolling tobacco.’
  • ‘But not just any ship, it needed to be fast enough to sail the seas undetected and yet fearsome enough to do justice to my stalwart piratical persona.’
  • ‘In those years the industry faced a piratical threat more serious than any before or - until recently - since.’
  • ‘Napster thus couldn't plead ignorance of its users' piratical pastimes.’
  • ‘Bronwyn is tall, blonde, willowy, already a great beauty, while Ian is darkly bearded, almost piratical.’

Pronunciation

piratical

/pʌɪˈratɪk(ə)l/