manipulative

[ muh-nip-yuh-ley-tiv, -yuh-luh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF manipulative
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Another mark of professionalism is its manipulative tendency.

Even as a fresco painter his manipulative power was not great.

Students should be prepared to deal with manipulative people.

"Blind" writers, in which the writing remains hidden until exposed by manipulative effort of the operator.

And Renaissance Europe thought this a small price to pay for manipulative perfection.

To secure this a considerable degree of artistic perception and discretion, as well as manipulative skill, is requisite.

It requires long practice and much skill, but the skill is rather mental than manipulative.

In some countries, this ideal is disparaged as a Western manipulative ploy or, worse, naive idealism.

One aspect of play particularly should have a large place in education; namely, the manipulative tendencies of children.

Manipulative tricks have always been worked in connection with stocks of which one man or one set of men has had complete control.

WORD ORIGIN

1816, in literal sense, from manipulate + -ive. Related: Manipulatively; manipulativeness.

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