Machiavellian and Virtuous


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Machiavellian adjective – Not guided by or showing a concern for what is right.
Usage example: yet another tale of a power-mad dictator with a Machiavellian plan to take over the world

Virtuous is an antonym for Machiavellian.
Nearby Word: Machiavellianism
Antonyms for Machiavellian


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Virtuous adjective – Conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue.
Machiavellian is an antonym for virtuous.
Nearby Words: virtue, virtuosity, virtuously, virtu
Antonyms for Virtuous
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figure Machiavellian figure virtuous figure
rulers Machiavellian rulers virtuous rulers

Both words in one sentence

  • But the best Cao Cao can get is being a Magnificent Bastard Machiavellian Anti-Hero with some Shoot the Dog moments, never a straight up virtuous hero, unlike Liu Bei who constantly one-ups him in the terms of virtue and benevolence.
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Virtuous or Machiavellian. 2016. Accessed January 19, 2021.

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