gangsterish

gangsterish

(ˈɡæŋstərɪʃ)
adj
resembling a gangster; resembling that of a gangster or gangsters
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The result is young people who are conversant in the language and aspirations offered through these neo-developmental programmes, but who entrench themselves in what is already available to them: for example, gangsterish styles and defiant manners materialised in (as witnessed during our interviews) heavily pierced ears, large items of jewellery, bleached eyelashes or vividly dyed hair, the latter a sign that they are still "in the war" (en la guerra), that is, engaged in gang violence.
While some well dressed and well behaved, others were given away as ruffians by their outfits and gangsterish behaviours.
After all, Bal Thackeray's reported recognition of himself in Rushdie's gangsterish Raman Fielding is not more damning than the failure of Indian officialdom to read Rushdie's wonderful Jawaharlal.
He said the gun he'd found looked realistic and he thought he looked a "bit gangsterish" in the photo but it was not real.
It tells the story of David King, a Jewish, gangsterish small-business owner from New Jersey, a sort of low-grade, less criminal Tony Soprano.
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.
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.