What is another word for machiavelli?

6 synonyms found


[ mˌaki͡əvˈɛlɪ], [ mˌaki‍əvˈɛlɪ], [ m_ˌa_k_iə_v_ˈɛ_l_ɪ]

"Machiavelli" refers to the notorious political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), whose most famous work "The Prince" is widely regarded as a devious guide to the acquisition and maintenance of power. Synonyms for "Machiavelli" might include "cynical strategist", "calculating schemer", "ruthless tactician", "amoral politician", "sly manipulator", or "master of intrigue". These terms suggest someone who is willing to sacrifice ethical principles and manipulate others to achieve their goals, often using secrecy and propaganda to maintain their position of authority. While Machiavelli's ideas have been deemed controversial and even immoral, they continue to be studied and discussed as a significant contribution to the political thought of the Western world.

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    Usage examples for Machiavelli

    "The people," commented Salvetti, who was not unworthy to be the countryman of machiavelli, "now that it knows its own strength, and that nothing is denied to it, will not stop here, but will claim more."
    "Henrietta Maria"
    Henrietta Haynes
    Among the older writers, machiavelli was its weightiest champion.
    "Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy"
    Otto Heller
    Or approach it from the Porta Romana by the fine avenues the Viali machiavelli and Galileo, bordered by trees and handsome villas, disclosing as they wind round the steep sides of the hills a succession of ever-varying views.
    "The South of France--East Half"
    Charles Bertram Black

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