Meaning of “Machiavellian” in the English Dictionary

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"Machiavellian" in British English

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Machiavellianadjective

uk /ˌmæk.i.əˈvel.i.ən/ us /ˌmæk.i.əˈvel.i.ən/

using clever but often dishonest methods that deceive people so that you can win power or control

(Definition of “Machiavellian” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)