WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
Mach•i•a•vel•li•an /ˌmækiəˈvɛliən/USA pronunciation adj. 

    World Historycharacterized by dishonesty, trickery, cunning, or lies:the Machiavellian way he won the nomination and destroyed his opponent.
Sometimes,ˌMach•i•aˈvel•i•an. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Machiavellian, Machiavelian /ˌmækɪəˈvɛlɪən/ adj (sometimes not capital)
  1. of or relating to the alleged political principles of Machiavelli; cunning, amoral, and opportunist
n
  1. a cunning, amoral, and opportunist person, esp a politician

ˌMachiaˈvellianism, ˌMachiaˈvellism n



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