: of, relating to, or performed by manipulation
: serving or intended to control or influence others in an artful and often unfair or selfish way
- Osteopathy emphasizes manipulative techniques to correct abnormalities thought to cause disease and inhibit recovery.
- —Carol L. Otis et al.
- a clever and manipulative child
- Simpleminded as his critics found his ideas and remarks, cynical and manipulative as he may have been in actuality, he seemed to believe every word he said.
- —Arthur Miller