Machiavellian

The word “Machiavellian” has 6 syllables: ma-chi-a-vel-li-an.

It's pronounced as /ˌmæk.i.əˈvɛl.i.ən/.


What is synonym and antonym for Machiavellian?

In the thesaurus, “Machiavellian” has 5 synonyms and 2 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for Machiavellian along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for Machiavellian

  • corrupt
  • immoral
  • ruthless
  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous

Antonyms for Machiavellian

  • ethical
  • moral

Meanings of Machiavellian

  • adjective
    1. Attempting to achieve goals by cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous methods, especially in politics or in advancing one's career.
    2. Related to the philosophical system of Niccolò Machiavelli.

Example Sentences

  • The cunning politician devised a Machiavellian plan to outmaneuver opponents and secure victory.
  • In the world of espionage, agents often employ Machiavellian tactics to achieve their covert objectives.
  • The novel's antagonist was a mastermind with a truly Machiavellian approach to manipulating others.
  • The corporate executive's decisions were often characterized as strategic and Machiavellian in the ruthless business world.
  • As the conspiracy unraveled, it became clear that the villain had orchestrated a series of Machiavellian schemes to achieve dominance.

On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to Machiavellian, such as: corrupt, ethical, immoral, moral, ruthless, unprincipled, unscrupulous.

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