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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The belief that a ruler can use any means to stay in power. Also: Relating to trickery or dishonesty.

Usage examples (36)
  • The ruler used machiavellian tactics to stay in power and remain wealthy.
  • machiavellian thinking
  • Adjective : He resorted to machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead
  • Who stole the election through machiavellian machinations, for more
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