Share this entry

American English: /məˈnɪpjəˌleɪdɪv/
, /məˈnɪpjələdɪv/
British English: /məˈnɪpjʊlətɪv/

Translation of manipulative in Spanish:


  • 1
    de manipulación
    Example sentences
    • He would also be unable to undertake employment which involved prolonged fine manipulative skills.
  • 2 (interfering)
    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.

Definition of manipulative in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: