Machiavellian

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  • of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended; "Machiavellian thinking"

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  • a follower of Machiavelli's principles

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Machiavellian'


  • Machiavellianism: Machiavellianism is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct", deriving
  • Machiavellian (horse): Machiavellian (1987–2004) was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a racing career which lasted from August 1989 to August 1990 he ran
  • Machiavellian intelligence: In cognitive science and evolutionary psychology, Machiavellian intelligence (also known as political intelligence or social intelligence) is the capacity
  • The Machiavellian Moment: The Machiavellian Moment is a work of intellectual history by J. G. A. Pocock (Princeton University Press, 1975). It posits a connection between republican

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  • 'Call of Duty' soldiers battle villain Kevin Spacey
    The newest instalment to blockbuster video game "Call of Duty" hits the streets on Tuesday, pitting soldiers of the future against a Machiavellian villain played by actor Kevin Spacey. Read more on this news related to 'Machiavellian'
  • Harvick doesn't regret shoving Keselowski
    AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Kevin Harvick does not regret shoving Brad Keselowski from behind - a move that escalated a pit road brawl between Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and their teams - but he acknowledged Friday he could have behaved differently. But, Harvick readily admitted he loves the drama that the fight created. Harvick has always played the Machiavellian role in t Read more on this news related to 'Machiavellian'
  • Review: 'Gone Girl' delicious suburban noir
    The predominant image throughout David Fincher's films, from the uncovered horrors of "Se7en" to the Machiavellian maneuverings of "House of Cards," has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark. Read more on this news related to 'Machiavellian'

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