Cunning and Machiavellian


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Cunning adjective – Clever at attaining one's ends by indirect and often deceptive means.
Usage example: a cunning, underhanded plan to win the election by preying on people's fears and prejudices

Machiavellian is a synonym for cunning in crafty topic. In some cases you can use "Machiavellian" instead an adjective "Cunning", when it comes to topics like sly, ingenious, shrew, devious.
Nearby Word: cunningly
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Machiavellian adjective – Not guided by or showing a concern for what is right.
Cunning is a synonym for Machiavellian in scheming topic. You can use "Cunning" instead an adjective "Machiavellian", if it concerns topics such as sly, shrew, devious, shrewd.
Nearby Word: Machiavellianism
Synonyms for Machiavellian

Things that words describes

mind cunning mind Machiavellian mind
master cunning master Machiavellian master
personality cunning personality Machiavellian personality
mastermind cunning mastermind Machiavellian mastermind
Other nouns: tactics, genius, manipulation, villain, plans, politician, manipulator, schemer, ways, schemes.
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