Mach·i·a·vel·li·an [mak-ee-uh–vel-ee-uhn] adjective
- of, like, or befitting Machiavelli.
- characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning. He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead.
- The quality associated with marketing a line of greeting cards to capitalize on the 9.1% unemployment rate in the United States. Hallmark’s decision to sell unemployment sympathy cards is hella-Machiavellian.