machiavellian, adj. cunning, devious, crafty, guileful, artful; deceptive, deceitful, dishonest, crooked, unscrupulous; wily, sly, foxy, slippery, stealthy; tricky, scheming, designing, intriguing, conniving, shrewd, astute; circuitous, tortuous, roundabout, subtle, insidious; shifty, perfidious, treacherous, twofaced, double-dealing, false-hearted; expedient, opportunistic, seizing the moment, furtive, clandestine, underhanded, sub rosa.
machiavellianism, n. cunning, deception, deceit, dishonesty, duplicity, Inf. hanky-panky; treachery, perfidy, double-dealing; slyness, foxiness, stealth, craftiness, surreptitiousness; trickery, sharp tricks, artifice, guile, roguery, knavery; machination, intrigue, subterfuge, Inf finagling.
machinate, v. scheme, plot, conspire, intrigue, com-plot; maneuver, SI. wheel and deal, manipulate, pull strings, Inf. finagle, Inf. wangle, manage, SI. pull off; contrive, devise, make up, trump up, fabricate, SI. hoke up; brew, concoct, hatch, invent, come up with, design, plan, work out a strategy,
machination, n. 1. Usu.
machinations schemes, plots, intrigues, conspiracies, complots; dirty tricks, Inf. hanky-panky, SI. monkey business, Inf. shenanigans; designs, plans, expedients, contrivances, artifices, devices, ruses, tricks, wiles; stratagems, strategy or strategies, tactics, ploys, moves; maneuvers, logistics. .
2. contriving, devising, scheming, plotting, planning; maneuvering, manipulation, Inf. finagling, Inf. wangling, SI. wheeling and dealing,
machinator, n. schemer, plotter, conspirator, intriguer, contriver; deviser, planner, strategist; manipulator, SI. wheeler-dealer, Inf. finagler, Inf. wangler.
machine, n. 1. engine, motor, mechanism, generator, apparatus, contrivance, device; contraption, gadget, Inf. gismo; appliance, utensil, tool, implement, instrument; lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, screw.
2. vehicle, automobile, auto, car, motorcar, Inf. flivver; airplane, plane, flying machine; helicopter, Inf whirlybird, Inf. eggbeater.
3. agency, organization, party, ring, gang; faction, junta, council; cabal, clique, coterie, set, circle.
4. robot, automaton, puppet; drudge, menial,
machinery, n. 1. equipment, materiel, paraphernalia, apparatus, gadgetry, contrivances; tackle, gear, outfit, equipage; mechanism, works.
2. instrument, instrumentality, vehicle, channels; organization, system, setup, workings; brass tacks, SI. nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts.
machinist, n. technician, engineer, mechanic, SI. grease monkey; operator, operative, mechanician, repairman; craftsman, artisan, skilled worker; tinker, Inf. tinkerer, inventor, contriver, concocter; electrician, SI. sparks, Inf. troubleshooter,
machismo, n. virility, masculinity, manliness; he-manliness, two-fistedness, SI. the cult of balls; male chauvinism, sexism, air of a super stud; toughness, brawn, grit, courage; arrogance, scorn, indifference; unsentimentality, insensitivity; A ll Fig. muscle-flexing, chest-beating, hairiness.