[ mˌaki͡əvˈiːli͡ən], [ mˌakiəvˈiːliən], [ m_ˌa_k_iə_v_ˈiː_l_iə_n]
How to use "Machiavelian" in context?
The word "Machiavellian" is derived from the Italian writer and politician NiccolÃƒÂ² Machiavelli, who lived in the 15th century. Machiavelli believed in practicality and the need for the strong ruler to be cunning and selfish in order to stay in power. He wrote about politics and managed to remain a significant figure in history even after his death.
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