- ncunning, deception, deceit, dishonesty, duplicity, Inf. hanky-panky; treachery, perfidy, double-dealing; slyness, foxiness, stealth, craftiness, surreptitiousness; trickery, sharp tricks, artifice, guile, roguery, knavery; machination, intrigue, subterfuge, Inf. finagling.
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Machiavellianism — is the term that some social and personality psychologists use to describe a person s tendency to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain. A less technical variant of the term is fawce. The concept is named after Renaissance diplomat and… … Wikipedia
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Machiavellianism — n. principles and methods recommended by Machiavelli, justification of the use of unscrupulous and manipulative methods in the pursuit of political power … English contemporary dictionary
machiavellianism — mach·i·a·vel·li·an·ism … English syllables
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