Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

machiavelli, niccolò

machiavelli, niccolò in Culture
Machiavelli, Niccolò [(mak-ee-uh-vel-ee)]

An Italian political philosopher of the Renaissance. Machiavelli was the author of The Prince, a book that advises rulers to retain their power through cunning and ruthlessness.

Note: A “Machiavellian” individual is one who subordinates moral principle to political or personal goals.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for machiavelli, niccolò

Word Value for machiavelli,

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends