Definition of Machiavelian. Meaning of Machiavelian. Synonyms of Machiavelian

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Definition of Machiavelian

Machiavelian
Machiavelian Mach`i*a*vel"ian, a. [From Machiavel, an Italian writer, secretary and historiographer to the republic of Florence.] Of or pertaining to Machiavel, or to his supposed principles; politically cunning; characterized by duplicity or bad faith; crafty.
Machiavelian
Machiavelian Mach`i*a*vel"ian, n. One who adopts the principles of Machiavel; a cunning and unprincipled politician.

Meaning of Machiavelian from wikipedia

- Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (/ˌmækiəˈvɛli/; Italian: [nikkoˈlɔ mmakjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian diplomat, philosopher,...
- po****r culture. Their personae are frequently used as exemplars of Machiavelianism, authoritarianism, brutality and evil in serious, humorous and satirical...
- translation Select Fables, London 1754, p.262. "The Microscopic Trout and the Machiavelian Fisherman", Fables for the Frivolous (1898) Examples in the collection...
- had borrowed money from Bruti and refused to pay it back. Bruti was a Machiavelian type who pla**** on many sides simultaneously. In his youth, Bruti worked...
- Gordon learned that my Paris show included a strip-tease he concocted a Machiavelian scheme. He announced the coming engagement to the proper authorities...
- "pathetic" attempts of the Whigs to take down the Tory party. "Some of your Machiavelian crew From heavy roof of Paul Most traitorously stole every ****, To...