machiavelian definition

  • adjective:
    • 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.
  • noun:
    • one that adopts the principles of Machiavelli; a cunning and unprincipled politician.

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