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.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 16 (ANI): The Cricket fraternity on Friday mourned the sudden demise of former swashbuckling cricketer V B Chandrasekhar at the age of 57 on Thursday.
The Legend of Zorro Sky Cinema Family, 11.50pm Swashbuckling adventure, with Antonio Banderas, left.
Were we, for argument's sake, to construct a profile of a representative American Jew, a swirl of characteristics comes to mind, but swashbuckling, I suspect, is not among them.
KEV TOWEY praised Widnes for a 'swashbuckling' performance after The Whites recorded their first ever Evo-Stik West victory on Monday.
Youngsters were treated to some swashbuckling fun this week as Glenburn Resource Centre was transformed into the Jolly Rodger.
IANS Kollam (Kerala) After setting the cricket pitch afire with batting pyrotechnics in the IPL, swashbuckling West Indian Chris Gayle is cooling down, literally.
Summary: The swashbuckling southpaw is also trying out many Kerala dishes, feasting on pearl spot - a fish found in the state's lakes
Gala Theatre, Durham Regular baddie Neil Armstrong, kids' favourite Paul Hartley and dame Paul Dunn are reunited for some swashbuckling fun in their latest festive offering in Durham.
THEATRE Peter Pan Join comedy legends the Chuckle Brothers on a swashbuckling adventure to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys as they fight against a team of pirates and the dastardly Captain Hook, played by EastEnders bad boy John Altman, aka Nasty Nick!