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.
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beguiling

(bɪˈɡaɪlɪŋ)
adj
1. charming or fascinating
2. using slyness to delude someone
beˈguilingly adv
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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
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beguiling

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Translations
ساحِر، فَتّان
okouzlující
forførende
elámító
heillandi; tælandi

beguiling

[bɪˈgaɪlɪŋ] ADJseductor, persuasivo
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beguiling

[bɪˈgaɪlɪŋ] adj (= charming) → séduisant(e), enchanteur/eresse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

beguiling

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beguiling

[bɪˈgaɪlɪŋ] adjseducente; (charming) → allettante
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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
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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!" Quoth the raven "Nevermore."
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!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
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.
This sequel lacks the studio's input but retains the beguiling style.
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. What to do?
Kevin Spacey is back playing masterful, beguiling, calculating US President Francis Underwood who, together with his wife and First Lady Claire (Robin Wright), will stop at nothing to stay in power.
EASTER PARADE BBC2 10AM A little early in the day, but none the worse for wear, Judy Garland sports an Easter bonnet in slimly plotted but absolutely beguiling musical, bursting with Irving Berlin tunes.
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.