gangsterish

gangsterish

(ˈɡæŋstərɪʃ)
adj
resembling a gangster; resembling that of a gangster or gangsters
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It is sad that some little men who chanced on power would resort to gangsterish use of such power in the context of political party structure and administration as witnessed in the December 9 national convention of the PDP in the determination of the national chair.
His dynasty is founded on gangsterish control over a precious natural resource, sustained by an unholy alliance with a most cruel interpretation of Islam and protected by the United States and its allies out of fear of worse alternatives if it fell.
Putin is running a gangster regime in Russia and he is running a gangsterish foreign policy.
Only with the help of gangsterish local Mr S Claus.
The setting and the gangsterish plot are both reminiscent of that great British movie Sexy Beast, and this first instalment of the four-part series presses all the right buttons.
Moreover, the gangsterish methods of his overseers provoked riots and widespread discontent.
While this longueur could have been pared down, to great profit--in terms of the film, at least--it serves to highlight Baader's explosive temper and gangsterish attitude, which carry through the film as a reminder that the theoreticians of the RAF were women: Ensslin and Meinhof.
He's wearing a leather jacket and leaning on a cane with a gangsterish list, walking off the same basketball injury that had him propped up on a stool for his closing performance at the 2009 BET Awards.
We should, I suppose, be grateful we don't have The Mob in charge of refuse collection, but it's still a racket and still attracts far too many people of a gangsterish persuasion.
Veteran star BARBARA WINDSOR, 69 this summer, looked elegant in white jacket and dress as she posed with soap son STEVE McFADDEN, who wore gangsterish all-black.
Sa-ri and Ran work alongside other gifts in a small hostess bar run by the gangsterish Yong-ho (Sung Ji-ru), who's frequently violent toward them.