V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: using clever trickery, immoral methods, and expediency to achieve a desired goal, especially in politics
Synonyms: cunning, sly, tricky, crafty, shrewd, unscrupulous
Antonyms: trustworthy, honest, sincere
Tips: Machiavellian comes from the name Machiavelli, who was an Italian statesmen who advocated a strong central government. Machiavelli was known for his shrewd, crafty, and manipulative political maneuvering.
The VP of Marketing, known for his Machiavellian maneuvers, has long been plotting his scheme to oust the company CEO. (cunning, crafty)
The Governor's well-crafted speech was a Machiavellian attempt at diminishing his poor reputation among the public. (shrewd)
He was known for his ruthless and Machiavellian business tactics. (cunning, unscrupulous)
I could see right through his Machiavellian plans to take credit for my work. (crafty, unscrupulous)
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