adjective. ['məˈnɪpjəˌleɪtɪv'] skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage.
Words that Rhyme with Manipulative
Example sentences of the word manipulative
He can be very manipulative, in a behind-the-scenes kind of way.
2. Noun, singular or mass
However, Rome wasn't viewed as a manipulative, controlling city that forced compliance.
Quotes containing the word manipulative
1. At least one reason for trying to live lives that make a difference is that by so living, we hope we will not be forgotten by those who benefit from our trying to make a difference. Yet to try to insure we will not be forgotten too often results in desperate manipulative strategies that are doomed to fail.
- Stanley Hauerwas