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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh n-spir-uh-see]
    • /kənˈspɪr ə si/
    • /kənˈspɪr.ə.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh n-spir-uh-see]
    • /kənˈspɪr ə si/

Definitions of conspiracy word

  • variable noun conspiracy Conspiracy is the secret planning by a group of people to do something illegal. 3
  • countable noun conspiracy A conspiracy is an agreement between a group of people which other people think is wrong or is likely to be harmful. 3
  • noun conspiracy a secret plan or agreement to carry out an illegal or harmful act, esp with political motivation; plot 3
  • noun conspiracy the act of making such plans in secret 3
  • noun conspiracy a planning and acting together secretly, esp. for an unlawful or harmful purpose, such as murder or treason 3
  • noun conspiracy the plan agreed on; plot 3

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Origin of conspiracy

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English conspiracie, probably < Anglo-French; see conspire, -acy; replacing Middle English conspiracioun; see conspiration

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Parts of speech for Conspiracy


conspiracy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

conspiracy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for conspiracy

noun conspiracy

  • plot — a secret plan or scheme to accomplish some purpose, especially a hostile, unlawful, or evil purpose: a plot to overthrow the government.
  • sedition — incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
  • scheme — a plan, design, or program of action to be followed; project.
  • treason — the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
  • league — a unit of distance, varying at different periods and in different countries, in English-speaking countries usually estimated roughly at 3 miles (4.8 kilometers).

Antonyms for conspiracy

noun conspiracy

  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • honesty — the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.
  • faithfulness — strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.
  • loyalty — the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.

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