Definition of Machiavellianism in English:

Machiavellianism

noun

See Machiavellian

‘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.’
  • ‘But Italy still has a streak of sporting Machiavellianism a mile wide, and his prospects of staying the course remain in the balance.’
  • ‘He should be taught as a study in Machiavellianism to future generations.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘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).’

Pronunciation

Machiavellianism

/ˌmäkēəˈvelēəˌnizəm/ /ˌmɑkiəˈvɛliəˌnɪzəm/