Definition of Machiavellianism in English:

Machiavellianism

noun

  • See Machiavellian

    • ‘He should be taught as a study in Machiavellianism to future generations.’
    • ‘These individuals have often been shown to be low on empathy and high on risk taking, sensation seeking, and Machiavellianism (dominance through persuasive manipulation of others).’
    • ‘Since loyalty is the only game in town, these ‘loyal cadres’ do not feed the reflection of the state or bureaucracy, but the Machiavellianism of the state.’
    • ‘Finally, the fourth hypothesis predicted that moral reasoning, locus of control, and Machiavellianism would explain a significant amount of the variance associated with students' ethical behavior.’
    • ‘But Italy still has a streak of sporting Machiavellianism a mile wide, and his prospects of staying the course remain in the balance.’

Pronunciation

Machiavellianism

/ˌmakɪəˈvɛlɪənɪz(ə)m/