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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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Machiavellian and Machiavellianism - definitions

Machiavellian

  • of, like, or befitting Machiavelli.
  • being or acting in accordance with the principles of government analyzed in Machiavelli's The Prince, in which political expediency is placed above morality and the use of craft and deceit to maintain the authority and carry out the policies of a ruler is described.
  • characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning, deception, expediency, or dishonesty: Example: He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead.
  • a follower of the principles analyzed or described in The Prince, esp. with reference to techniques of political manipulation.
Source: The Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary Copyright © 1997 by Random House Inc.

Machiavellian

  • of or relating to Machiavelli or Machiavellianism
  • suggesting the principles of conduct laid down by Machiavelli; specifically : marked by cunning, duplicity, or bad faith
Source: Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Dictionary

Machiavellian

  • Psychology. of or relating to behavior in which a person purposely manipulates or misleads others in order to achieve his or her own personal goals.
Source: Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Machiavellian

  • of or relating to Machiavelli or Machiavellianism
  • suggesting the principles of conduct laid down by Machiavelli; specifically : marked by cunning, duplicity, or bad faith
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language - © 2001 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

Machiavellian

using clever but often dishonest methods which deceive people so that you get what you want, esp. power or control

Source: Cambridge International Dictionary of English


Machiavellian

pertaining to Niccolo Machiavelli, 15th-century Italian statesman; unscrupulously cunning.

Source: From The Hutchinson Dictionary of Difficult Words © Copyright Helicon Publishing Ltd. 1998


Machiavellian

one who advocates or follows the doctrines of Machiavelli

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.

Source: ©2000 The Wordsmyth English Dictionary


Machiavellianism

The political doctrine of Machiavelli, which denies the relevance of morality in political affairs and holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing and maintaining political power.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.


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