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manipulative

Line breaks: ma¦nipu|la¦tive
Pronunciation: /məˈnɪpjʊlətɪv
 
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Definition of manipulative in English:

adjective

1Exercising unscrupulous control or influence over a person or situation: she was sly, selfish, and manipulative
More example sentences
  • He has been shown to be dishonest, calculating, egocentric, manipulative and a control freak.
  • It fitted with his manipulative desire to control and dominate.
  • When the crown passed to Edward, just ten years old and physically frail, the way opened for manipulative adults to seize control.
Synonyms
2Relating to manipulation of an object or part of the body: a manipulative skill
More example sentences
  • He would also be unable to undertake employment which involved prolonged fine manipulative skills.
Synonyms
manual, done with one's hands, dexterous

Derivatives

manipulatively

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • You embarked upon this course of conduct deliberately and manipulatively to force the university to give a higher assessment.
  • Of course among people there are all sorts of distortions of freedom - it is used manipulatively, coercively, selfishly, maliciously, ignorantly.
  • Ava was sensual and alluring, if manipulatively cold.

manipulativeness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • It was hard at first to square Richard's manipulativeness with his stupidity until you saw that they were the formula for his success.
  • The first obstacle is the shameless manipulativeness of the rap industry.
  • Instead, two distinct factors relating to manipulativeness seemed to emerge.

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