What is another word for machiavellian?

Pronunciation: [mˌaki͡əvˈɛli͡ən] (IPA)

The word "machiavellian" refers to someone who is cunning, manipulative, and unscrupulous. There are several synonyms that can be used to describe such a person. One synonym is "devious," which refers to someone who is sneaky and deceitful. Another synonym is "sly," which describes someone who is clever and devious in achieving their goals. The word "duplicitous" can also be used to describe someone who is dishonest and deceitful. Other synonyms for "machiavellian" include "crafty," "calculating," and "conniving." Regardless of which synonym is used, they all describe a person who is willing to use any means necessary to achieve their goals, even if it means deceiving others in the process.

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What are the hypernyms for Machiavellian?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Machiavellian?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for machiavellian (as nouns)

Usage examples for Machiavellian

Kitty's nimble mind reached out and touched Thomas' machiavellian inspiration.
"The Voice in the Fog"
Harold MacGrath
Whatever you are, you made a machiavellian puppet-master out of a lousy, flea-bitten mongrel!
"The Short Life"
Francis Donovan
For her he schemed; for her he threw over friends or foes with a machiavellian facility.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)"
John Holland Rose

Famous quotes with Machiavellian

  • The power of "Now" needs to be recognized, rather than dwelling in the glory of the past. In the eyes of real world, everyone is as good as the news she/he brings today. Still, recognizing the power of "Now" mustn't get confused with the question "What have you done for me lately?" that usually comes from narcissistics and machiavellian leaders who are too self-centered and invariably obsessed with the feelings of entitlement. When you'll recognize the power of "Now", you'll internalize and automatically reorganize your thoughts and actions with positivity....and that's what will give you the tremendous strength, in my view, to deal those narcissistics and machiavellians. So, you must go ahead, and tap the latent power of "Now", right now.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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