Adjective(1) skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage
(1) She was certainly clever enough, but her nature was not conniving or manipulative in any way.(2) They are trained to perform osteopathic manipulative treatment.(3) They were shrewd, but not smart; manipulative but not masterful.(4) He has been shown to be dishonest, calculating, egocentric, manipulative and a control freak.(5) My sister had told me of incidents of violence in the past, and of controlling and manipulative behaviour.(6) It fitted with his manipulative desire to control and dominate.(7) He would also be unable to undertake employment which involved prolonged fine manipulative skills.(8) It was silly and manipulative, but I liked it anyway, in part because of how silly and manipulative it was.(9) Francois Truffaut once said that the documentary is a thousand times more manipulative and deceptive than the work of fiction.(10) You're not calculating, not manipulative , not any of those things.(11) There's something very calculating and manipulative about how he does things.(12) Police say he was manipulative , dishonest, cunning and intimidating.(13) Why is it when, after greatly resisting temptation you eventually weaken and submit to its manipulative forces?(14) I don't want to hear about your mind games or your manipulative tricks anymore.(15) I'm increasingly angry at my brother and his wife for their manipulative ways.(16) Evie is a manipulative , dangerous and damaged character, but Tracy is blind to this and easily gets swallowed up in Evie's world.
1. scheming ::
2. calculating ::
le fuafuaina o
3. cunning ::
4. crafty ::
5. wily ::
6. shrewd ::
7. devious ::
8. designing ::
10. Machiavellian ::
11. artful ::
13. slippery ::
14. slick ::
15. sly ::
16. unscrupulous ::
leai se faautauta
17. disingenuous ::
18. foxy ::
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The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 7
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