manipulative


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ma·nip·u·la·tive

 (mə-nĭp′yə-lə-tĭv, -lā′-)
adj.
Serving, tending, or having the power to manipulate.
n.
Any of various objects designed to be moved or arranged by hand as a means of developing motor skills or understanding abstractions, especially in mathematics.

ma·nip′u·la·tive·ly adv.
ma·nip′u·la′tive·ness n.

ma•nip•u•la•tive

(məˈnɪp yəˌleɪ tɪv, -yə lə tɪv)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to manipulation; serving to manipulate.
2. influencing or attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of others for one's own purposes.
[1830–40]
ma•nip′u•la`tive•ly, adv.
ma•nip′u•la`tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.manipulative - skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage; "the early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

manipulative

adjective scheming, calculating, cunning, sly, designing, slick, shrewd, slippery, unscrupulous, devious, wily, crafty, artful, disingenuous, conniving, Machiavellian, guileful She described him as cold, calculating and manipulative.
Translations
manipuloiva

manipulative

[məˈnɪpjʊlətɪv] ADJ (fig) [person, behaviour] → manipulador

manipulative

[məˈnɪpjʊlətɪv] adj [person, behaviour] → manipulateur/trice

manipulative

adj
(pej) behaviour, skillmanipulativ; film, article, speechmanipulierend; manipulative personManipulant(in) m(f); he was very manipulativeer konnte andere sehr gut manipulieren
(Med) manipulative therapyManipulationstherapie f; manipulative techniqueManipulationstechnik f; manipulative treatmentManipulation f; manipulative operationmanipulativer Eingriff

manipulative

[məˈnɪpjʊˌlətɪv] adj to be manipulative (person) → cercare di manipolare gli altri
manipulative behaviour → comportamento teso alla manipolazione altrui

manipulative

adj manipulador
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