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synonyms for Machiavellian

  • cunning
  • expedient
  • opportunist
  • artful
  • astute
  • calculating
  • conniving
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • plotting
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • underhanded
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
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How to use Machiavellian in a sentence

It was at that time they displayed that astute and patiently Machiavellian policy, which finally led to their triumph.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
Hasan, brought up in this atmosphere of duplicity, was therefore well fitted to play the Machiavellian rôle of an Ismaili Dai.
SECRET SOCIETIES AND SUBVERSIVE MOVEMENTSNESTA H. WEBSTER
Such was Ralegh's machiavellian policy that he would never confer with but one at once.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
Until Germany abandons this Machiavellian doctrine it will be impossible to treat her as a civilized Power.
SECRET SOCIETIES AND SUBVERSIVE MOVEMENTSNESTA H. WEBSTER
A soldier of fortune, like his illustrious chief, he distinguished himself chiefly by his Machiavellian talents for diplomacy.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
By a bit of Machiavellian strategy he had outwitted Andy that afternoon, and had her entirely to himself for three blissful hours.
THE HONORABLE PERCIVALALICE HEGAN RICE
He proved even more Machiavellian than his predecessor, adhering as steadfastly to the same implacable realism.
GERMAN PROBLEMS AND PERSONALITIESCHARLES SAROLEA
Was it in order to further my designs—Machiavellian towards the lady, but eumoirous towards Dale?
SIMON THE JESTERWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Kitty's nimble mind reached out and touched Thomas' Machiavellian inspiration.
THE VOICE IN THE FOGHAROLD MACGRATH
Then came the Machiavellian way; only, he managed as usual to execute it in his blundering English style.
THE VOICE IN THE FOGHAROLD MACGRATH
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WORDS RELATED TO MACHIAVELLIAN

  • Machiavellian
  • artful
  • canny
  • careful
  • cautious
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • considerate
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • designing
  • devious
  • discreet
  • gingerly
  • guarded
  • guileful
  • intelligent
  • manipulative
  • politic
  • premeditating
  • safe
  • scheming
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • wary
  • wily
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