- adj. 不择手段的；狡猾的；马基雅弗利的
- n. 权谋政治家
- Machiavellian (adj.)
- "cunning, deceitful, unscrupulous," 1570s, from Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), Florentine statesman and author of "Il Principe," a work advising rulers to place advantage above morality. A word of abuse in English well before his works were translated ("The Discourses" 1636, "The Prince" 1640), in part because his books were Indexed by the Church, in part because of French attacks on him (such as Gentillet's, translated into English 1602).
- 1. A Machiavellian plot was suspected.
- 2. Think of the colossal nerve of the man - the Machiavellian subtlety of his brain.
- 3. The board's Machiavellian manoeuvres had given him little choice but to quit.
- 4. Machiavellian and manipulative, the Lords are often maligned.
- 权谋与操控, 阴影议员常常是恶毒的.
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