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1. Of or relating to Machiavelli or Machiavellianism.
2. Suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit, and cunning.
Ma′chi·a·vel′li·an, Ma′chi·a·vel′list n.
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adj (sometimes not capital)
of or relating to the alleged political principles of Machiavelli; cunning, amoral, and opportunist
a cunning, amoral, and opportunist person, esp a politician
ˌMachiaˈvellianism, ˌMachiaˈvellism n
ˌMachiaˈvellist adj, n
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Mach•i•a•vel•li•an(ˌmæk i əˈvɛl i ən)
1. of or pertaining to Machiavelli.
2. being or acting in accordance with the principles of government analyzed in Machiavelli's The Prince, in which political expediency is placed above morality.
3. characterized by unscrupulous cunning, deception, or expediency.n.
4. a follower of Machiavelli's principles.Sometimes, Mach`i•a•vel′i•an.
Mach`i•a•vel′li•an•ism, Mach`i•a•vel′lism, n.
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|Noun||1.||Machiavellian - a follower of Machiavelli's principles|
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
|Adj.||1.||Machiavellian - of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended; "Machiavellian thinking"|
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adjective scheming, cynical, shrewd, cunning, designing, intriguing, sly, astute, unscrupulous, wily, opportunist, crafty, artful, amoral, foxy, deceitful, underhand, double-dealing, perfidious the Machiavellian and devious way decisions were made
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Machiavellian[ˌmækɪəˈvelɪən] ADJ → maquiavélico
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Machiavellian[ˌmækiəˈvɛliən] adj (= devious) → machiavélique
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adj → machiavellistisch
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Machiavellian[ˌmækɪəˈvɛlɪən] adj → machiavellico/a
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