beguiling


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Related to beguiling: craven, fancy, stern

be·guile

 (bĭ-gīl′)
tr.v. be·guiled, be·guil·ing, be·guiles
1. To deceive by guile or charm: beguiled unwary investors.
2. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat: a disease that has beguiled me of strength.
3. To distract the attention of; divert: "to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming" (Abraham Lincoln).
4. To amuse or charm; delight or fascinate. See Synonyms at charm.
5. To pass (time) pleasantly.

[Middle English bigilen : bi-, be- + gilen, to deceive; see guile.]

be·guile′ment n.
be·guil′er n.
be·guil′ing·ly adv.

beguiling

(bɪˈɡaɪlɪŋ)
adj
1. charming or fascinating
2. using slyness to delude someone
beˈguilingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beguiling - highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desirebeguiling - highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire; "an alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation"
seductive - tending to entice into a desired action or state
2.beguiling - misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods; "taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

beguiling

Translations
ساحِر، فَتّان
okouzlující
forførende
elámító
heillandi; tælandi

beguiling

[bɪˈgaɪlɪŋ] ADJseductor, persuasivo

beguiling

[bɪˈgaɪlɪŋ] adj (= charming) → séduisant(e), enchanteur/eresse

beguiling

beguiling

[bɪˈgaɪlɪŋ] adjseducente; (charming) → allettante

beguile

(biˈgӕil) verb
1. to occupy (time) pleasantly. He beguiled the time with gardening.
2. to charm or amuse (a person). She beguiled the children with stories.
beˈguiling adjective
charming. a beguiling smile.
beˈguilingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
Then the ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
The long walk to the Point on that clear, beguiling evening along the red harbor road was very pleasant.
We had battled out many a long watch together, beguiling the weary hours with chat, song, and story, mingled with a good many imprecations upon the hard destiny it seemed our common fortune to encounter.
Perhaps I had been asked to show it, with the notion of beguiling me from my misery; perhaps I was myself trying to drown my sorrows in it.
Personally I reckon you'd be mad to watch this version when the old version is available -- but of course this is more available, and of course it's atmospheric and (yes) quite beguiling.
Since 2000, The Beguiling Books & Art, a renowned comic shop that has operated in Toronto for more than a quarter of a century, had been developing a library services business.
Liang showed two beguiling duets, both with nicely slippery musicality.
Nonetheless, ``Muskrat Lovely'' is an entertaining and largely beguiling portrait of a local community imbuing itself with meaning.
We soon find out, as we follow Hogarth (Toby Jones) from his first meeting with the beguiling Mary Collins (Zoe Tapper) -who works for brothel keeper Mother Needham (Geraldine James) -through his subsequent slip into London's seedy shadowlands, in pursuit of the images that will bring fame, wealth and respectability.