Definition of manipulatively in US English:



  • See manipulative

    • ‘Ava was sensual and alluring, if manipulatively cold.’
    • ‘The entertainment industry can force you to work among people who are boldly critical and manipulatively negative.’
    • ‘You embarked upon this course of conduct deliberately and manipulatively to force the university to give a higher assessment.’
    • ‘Manipulatively dealing with another adult is not like manipulatively dealing with a little child.’
    • ‘Of course among people there are all sorts of distortions of freedom - it is used manipulatively, coercively, selfishly, maliciously, ignorantly.’