swashbuckling


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swash·buck·le

 (swŏsh′bŭk′əl, swôsh′-)
intr.v. swash·buck·led, swash·buck·ling, swash·buck·les
To act as a swashbuckler, as in a movie or play.

[Back-formation from swashbuckler.]

swashbuckling

(ˈswɒʃˌbʌklɪŋ)
adj (usually prenominal)
1. of or characteristic of a swashbuckler
2. (Film) (esp of films in period costume) full of adventure and excitement

swash•buck•ling

(ˈswɒʃˌbʌk lɪŋ, ˈswɔʃ-)

adj.
1. characteristic of or behaving in the manner of a swashbuckler.
n.
2. the activities, adventures, or deeds of a swashbuckler.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swashbuckling - flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
demeanor, demeanour, deportment, behaviour, conduct, behavior - (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
Adj.1.swashbuckling - flamboyantly adventurous
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"

swashbuckling

adjective dashing, spirited, bold, flamboyant, swaggering, gallant, daredevil, mettlesome, roisterous a swashbuckling adventurer
Translations

swashbuckling

[ˈswɒʃˌbʌklɪŋ] ADJ [hero] → de historia de aventuras, bravucón; [film] → de aventuras, de capa y espada

swashbuckling

adj person, manner, performanceverwegen; a swashbuckling filmein Mantel-und-Degen-Film m

swashbuckling

[ˈswɒʃˌbʌklɪŋ] adj (role, hero) → spericolato/a; (film, novel) → di cappa e spada
References in classic literature ?
And ashore, a white man alone, attended by an Irish terrier puppy with a heart flooded with love and by a black king resentfully respectful of the dynamite of the white man, Van Horn went, swashbuckling barelegged through a stronghold of three thousand souls, while his white mate, addicted to schnapps, held the deck of the tiny craft at anchor off shore, and while his black boat's crew, oars in hands, held the whaleboat stern-on to the beach to receive the expected flying leap of the man they served but did not love, and whose head they would eagerly take any time were it not for fear of him.
And, besides, his swashbuckling was a fine thing to see.
Watson could not recognize himself, nor could his worst enemy have recognized him, in the swashbuckling, rough-housing picture that was painted of him.
A FIRST-of-its-kind production is heading to Birmingham this festive season, as the magical swashbuckling tale of Treasure Island takes to the stage at The Old Rep Theatre.
HILDREN of all ages are set to be dazzled as a swashbuckling classical show swoops into Teesside.
25pm The swashbuckling rogues join forces with old foe Barbossa against villainous Lord Beckett.
In a hilariously modern coming-of-age tale, Stubb Marakas attempts to find his place in the world by embarking on a journey with his swashbuckling Korean adoptee best friend, Mark Conner.
Former High Road star Simon Weir needs a new sword - because he keeps breaking them in his swashbuckling new role as Alan Breck in Kidnapped.
Swashbuckling Bob Barber hit the Australians round the park during his innings which remains in the record books as the highest score ever posted by an English batsman on the opening day of an Ashes Test.
Summary: A swashbuckling Kei Nishikori gave Japan the lead over Colombia in their Davis Cup World .
Despite swashbuckling innings from Adam Voges (49) and Glenn Maxwell (32) they failed and were dismissed for 233 despite a 41-run last-wicket stand between Xavier Doherty and Clint McKay.
Nasir Mehmood Abbasi's belligerent 110 of 42 balls for KFSH Blues against BSF and Attieh Steel Nasir's swashbuckling 132 of 50 balls against Bangla Tigers were the highlight of the ongoing RCA T20 Summer Cup being played at RCA grounds.