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One entry found for Machiavellian.
Main Entry: Ma·chi·a·vel·lian
Pronunciation: secondarystressmak-emacron-schwa-primarystressvel-emacron-schwan, -primarystressvel-yschwan
Function: adjective
Etymology: named for Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527 an Italian political leader
1 : of or relating to the belief that a ruler is justified in using any means to stay in power
2 : characterized by dishonesty or trickery
- Machiavellian noun
- Ma·chi·a·vel·lian·ism /-secondarystressiz-schwam/ noun

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