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Machiavellian

Mach·i·a·vel·li·an

Machiavellian

 
pronunciation:
mae ki ve li n [or] ma ki ve li n
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or resembling Machiavelli or his works.
definition 2: of, concerning, or befitting the doctrines expressed in Machiavelli's The Prince, in which moral considerations are subordinated to the holding and exercising of political power.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who advocates or follows the doctrines of Machiavelli.
derivation: Machiavellianism (n.)