Definition of manipulative in English:

manipulative

Line breaks: ma¦nipu|la¦tive
Pronunciation: /məˈnɪpjʊlətɪv
 
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adjective

  • 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

adverb
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  • 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

noun
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  • 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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