Definition of Machiavel in English:


Syllabification: Mach·i·a·vel
Pronunciation: /ˈmakēəˌvel, ˈmäk-


  • A person compared to Machiavelli for favoring expediency over morality.
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    • The picture could be a physiognomical paradigm of a conspirator, a machinator, a schemer, a Machiavel.
    • He notes that Carew, though a murderous Machiavel, never betrayed his sworn allegiance as the rebel chieftains did.
    • Shakespeare, in one of his works, mentions ‘the murderous Machiavel.’

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