1. a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand.
2. a pirate or corsair.
–verb (used without object)
3. to act or operate as a pirate or brigand.
The good, fourth century mysoginist, just one of the dozens of saints, rascals, nuns, picaroons, inquisitors, heretics, bishops, whores and humble people who are either represented or evoked in Luis Buñuel's marvelous new film, "The Milky Way," clearly had an ambivalent attitude [towards] women.
Because of Buñuel's similar preoccupation with things he professes to abhor, the fine, irascible Spanish film director ("Thank God I'm an atheist!") has often been suspected of ambivalent attitudes towards the Roman Catholicism he has renounced and the God he has denied.