Associations to the word «Machiavellianism»
MACHIAVELLIANISM, noun. A political philosophy, based on the writings of Machiavelli, especially The Prince, that advocates the use of ruthlessness and duplicity in political dealings.
MACHIAVELLIANISM, noun. A political maneuver that exemplifies the philosophy.
MACHIAVELLIANISM, noun. Any ruthless, duplicitous behavior.
MACHIAVELLIANISM, noun. The political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government.
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