Day-143 (Machiavellian)

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Word:
               Machiavellian

Status:
               Adjective

Meaning:
                Using clever tricks or lies in order to achieve something: clever and dishonest.

Sentences:
1) A Machiavellian battle was fought between two brothers for the company's control.
2) The article recounted yet another tale of a Machiavellian dictator.

Origin:
               Niccolo Machiavelli who was an Italian political philosopher.

First use:
               1572

Synonyms:
                cutthroat, immoral, unprincipled, unconsciable, unethical

Antonyms:
                ethical, moral, principled.

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