Machiavelian
Machiavelian Mach`i*a*vel"ian, Machiavellian Mach`i*a*vel"lian, a. [From Machiavel (also called Machiavelli), an Italian writer, secretary and historiographer to the republic of Florence.] Of or pertaining to Machiavelli, or to his supposed principles for conduct of government, as enunciated in his tract The Prince; politically cunning; characterized by duplicity, political expediency, unscrupulous cunning, or bad faith; crafty. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Machiavelian — Mach i*a*vel ian, Machiavellian Mach i*a*vel lian, n. One who adopts the principles of Machiavelli; a cunning and unprincipled politician. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Machiavelian — n. one who adheres to the principles developed by Machiavelli (particularly in regards to political manipulation and deception); cunning and immoral politician adj. of or pertaining to Machiavelli; of or pertaining to the political methods… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • machiavelian — a. Artful, designing, insidious, sly, shrewd, astute, subtle, diplomatic, arch, intriguing, cunning, crafty, wily, crooked, tricky, deceitful …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Machiavellian — Machiavelian Mach i*a*vel ian, Machiavellian Mach i*a*vel lian, a. [From Machiavel (also called Machiavelli), an Italian writer, secretary and historiographer to the republic of Florence.] Of or pertaining to Machiavelli, or to his supposed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Machiavellian — Machiavelian Mach i*a*vel ian, Machiavellian Mach i*a*vel lian, n. One who adopts the principles of Machiavelli; a cunning and unprincipled politician. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Classical republicanism — is a form of republicanism developed in the Renaissance inspired by the governmental forms and writings of classical antiquity. The earliest examples of the school were classical writers such as Aristotle, Polybius, and Cicero. Classical… …   Wikipedia

  • Falsehood — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Falsehood >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 falsehood falsehood falseness Sgm: N 1 falsity falsity falsification Sgm: N 1 deception deception &c. 545 Sgm: N 1 untruth untruth &c. 546 Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • Yadhira Carrillo — Infobox actor name = Yadhira Carrillo birthname = Yadhira Carrillo Villalobos birthdate = birth date and age|1974|5|12 birthplace = flagicon|Mexico Aguascalientes, México yearsactive = 1996 presentYadhira Carrillo Villalobos (born May 12, 1974 in …   Wikipedia

  • Historia de las doctrinas políticas — Platón y Aristóteles en el fresco de Rafael La escuela de Atenas. Historia de las doctrinas políticas, historia de la teoría política, historia de las ideas políticas o historia del pensamiento político son expresiones utilizadas para denominar a …   Wikipedia Español

  • Machiavellian — Machiavellianism, Machiavellism, n. Machiavellianly, adv. /mak ee euh vel ee euhn/, adj. 1. of, like, or befitting Machiavelli. 2. being or acting in accordance with the principles of government analyzed in Machiavelli s The Prince, in which… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”