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guile

 (gīl)
n.
1. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
2. A trick or stratagem.
tr.v. guiled, guil·ing, guiles Archaic
To beguile; deceive.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English wigle, divination, sorcery.]

guile

(ɡaɪl)
n
clever or crafty character or behaviour
[C18: from Old French guile, of Germanic origin; see wile]
ˈguileful adj
ˈguilefully adv
ˈguilefulness n

guile

(gaɪl)

n.
insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty deception.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Germanic; akin to wile]
syn: See deceit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guile - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deceptionguile - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
2.guile - the quality of being crafty
disingenuousness - the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor
3.guile - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)guile - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
dupery, hoax, put-on, humbug, fraud, fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
jugglery - artful trickery designed to achieve an end; "the senator's tax program was mere jugglery"

guile

guile

noun
2. The act or practice of deceiving:
Translations
مُكْر، إحْتيال النساء
lest
listsnuhed
vélabrögî, kænska
atviraširdisatviraširdiškaiatviraširdiškumasklasta
viltībaviltus
hilekârlık

guile

[gaɪl] Nastucia f

guile

[ˈgaɪl] nruse f, astuce f

guile

nTücke f, → (Arg)list f; to have guilesehr tückisch or arglistig sein; without guileohne Arg, ohne Falsch (liter)

guile

[gaɪl] nastuzia

guile

(gail) noun
the ability to deceive or trick people. She used guile to get him to propose to her.
ˈguileless adjective
honest; sincere. a guileless person/smile.
ˈguilelessly adverb
ˈguilelessness noun
References in classic literature ?
Thy pompous delicacies I contemn, And count thy specious gifts no gifts, but guiles.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Tiffany Guiles and her 19 month old daughter, Naylyn Guiles, against Kapowsin Meats and Stewart's Meats in Pierce County, Washington.
Mat Delauney, out of Barlow High in Gresham, returns as well, and newcomer Ethan Guiles is a sophomore transfer from California.
Second Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously reversed a lower court's ruling and affirmed the free speech right of Williamstown Middle School student Zach Guiles to wear to school an anti-Bush T-shirt proclaiming the president "Chicken-Hawk-in Chief" engaged in a "World Domination Tour" and depicting images alluding to Bush's alleged former substance abuse problems.
A pig makes off with the spigot of the wine barrel; a monkey tinkers with the clock; a duck roosts on a guest (likely a religious quack thumbing the Bible in this ungodly context); and the man of the house succumbs to the guiles of a younger woman.
Guiles, 58, was elected to the Board of California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT).
The CathSim system is important in teaching the proper procedure and perfecting the practice of venipuncture," says Professor Jesse Guiles of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, who teaches semester-long classes in Phlebotomy.
Guiles, group president for Sempra Energy's California utilities, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), reported Tuesday on the achievements of the utilities minority-business-procurement and employee-diversity programs.
Gary Guiles joins PTC as Director, Client Management Services focusing on the Southeast region and corporate accounts for cost management services.
Guiles, chairman and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy Utilities -- SDG&E and Southern California Gas Co.
Frank, chair and chief executive officer of Southern California Edison, and Edwin Guiles, chair of the Southern California Gas Co.