[mak-ee-uh-vel-ee-uh n] /ˌmæk i əˈvɛl i ən/
of, like, or befitting .
being or acting in accordance with the principles of government analyzed in The Prince, in which political expediency is placed above morality and the use of craft and deceit to maintain the authority and carry out the policies of a ruler is described.
characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning, deception, expediency, or dishonesty:
He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead.
a follower of the principles analyzed or described in The Prince, especially with reference to techniques of political manipulation.
adjective (sometimes not capital)
of or relating to the alleged political principles of Machiavelli; cunning, amoral, and opportunist
a cunning, amoral, and opportunist person, esp a politician
“cunning, deceitful, unscrupulous,” 1570s, from Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), Florentine statesman and author of “Del Principe,” a work advising rulers to place advantage above morality. A word of abuse in English well before his works were translated (“The Discourses” 1636, “The Prince” 1640), in part because his books were Indexed by the Church, in part because of French attacks on him (e.g. Gentillet’s, translated into English 1602).
- Machi chips
/ˈmʌtʃiː/ plural noun 1. (Hinglish) fish and chips
[muh-chik-uh-leyt] /məˈtʃɪk əˌleɪt/ verb (used with object), machicolated, machicolating. 1. to provide with . /məˈtʃɪkəʊˌleɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to construct machicolations at the top of (a wall)
[muh-chik-uh-ley-shuh n] /məˌtʃɪk əˈleɪ ʃən/ noun, Architecture. 1. an opening in the floor between the corbels of a projecting gallery or parapet, as on a wall or in the vault of a passage, through which missiles, molten lead, etc., might be cast upon an enemy beneath. 2. a projecting gallery or parapet with such openings. […]
[muh-chee-duh; Japanese mah-chee-dah] /məˈtʃi də; Japanese ˈmɑ tʃiˌdɑ/ noun 1. a city in E central Honshu, Japan, on the Tsurumi River: a suburb of Tokyo.