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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.
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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.
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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"
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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.
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Translations
manipuloiva

manipulative

[məˈnɪpjʊlətɪv] ADJ (fig) [person, behaviour] → manipulador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

manipulative

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

[məˈnɪpjʊˌlətɪv] adj to be manipulative (person) → cercare di manipolare gli altri
manipulative behaviour → comportamento teso alla manipolazione altrui
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

manipulative

adj manipulador
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The Big Five fails to reflect manipulativeness, Machiavellianism, egotism, risk taking, and other characteristics that may be quite relevant to entrepreneurial behavior (Block, 1995; McAdams & Pals; Paunonen & Jackson, 2000; Thayer, 1989; van der Linden, te Nijenhuis, & Bakker, 2010).