Machiavellianism

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Etymology[edit]

Machiavellian +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

Machiavellianism (countable and uncountable, plural Machiavellianisms)

  1. A political philosophy, based on the writings of Machiavelli, especially The Prince, that advocates the use of ruthlessness and duplicity in political dealings.
  2. A political maneuver that exemplifies the philosophy.
  3. Any ruthless, duplicitous behavior.

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