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noun as in piracy

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It is more of a fantasy film than a pirate film, but there are some great swordfights that make for some swashbuckling entertainment.

Famed for a crowd-pleasing, swashbuckling golf game, Mickelson is also known for an eagerness to raise the stakes, both on the course and elsewhere.

She came from Qamishli, a town in northeastern Syria, and was known for her relentless willingness to lead from the front, her swashbuckling manner, her chain-smoking ways and her wry sense of humor.

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He was convicted of perjury, served 30 days, and went back to a swashbuckling career in contraband.

Some viewers might even complain that there wasn't enough sex or swashbuckling in “Two Swords”—that the episode was “slow.”

McClendon, a swashbuckling executive and fracking pioneer, was ultimately pushed out of his job.

Jonathan Groff turns a hapless mountaineer who talks to his pet reindeer into a swashbuckling Prince Charming.

The swashbuckling efforts of Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, have landed him on the cover of Time.

What Nietzsche has done here is, in his swashbuckling fashion, to cut under the abstract and final pretensions of creeds.

A nameless, homeless adventurer; a swashbuckling bully, reeking of blood and leather, and fit to drive such a pack as Fortemani's.

Why, may I perish if it is not the same swashbuckling ruffler I once knew in London town!

The inflammatory speeches of Mr Saul Pedder had caused a swashbuckling spirit to spread among the rowdy element of the town.

His face was flushed, there was a jovial light in his eyes, the lips were parted in a swashbuckling smile.


On this page you'll find 100 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to swashbuckling, such as: dapper, debonair, fearless, plucky, stylish, and alert.

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