Definition of "buccaneering" [buccaneering]

  • Showing boldness and enterprise, as in business, often to the point of recklessness or unscrupulousness. (adjective)

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Use "buccaneering" in a sentence
  • "While Basel cannot be described as buccaneering it took a long time before they were pinned down and United were indifferent in midfield."
  • "Joss liked good clothes and he wore them well, but nothing could totally disguise what her grandfather had described as his buccaneering quality; that arrogant maleness that no amount of city suiting could tame."
  • "RBS recovers in, what, three to five years, it's not going to be the same kind of buccaneering, high-risk enterprise it has been for the past decade. ndm"