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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage.

Usage examples (33)
  • The early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child
  • Clancy said Catherina Voss - whom he described as manipulative, selfish and "incredibly evil"
  • Fiction, while sometimes manipulative, is not a deception unless it is portrayed as the whole truth; not to be confused with half-truths.
  • Film fans complain about this moral uniformity being "manipulative", cf. for more
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