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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.]
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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
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guile

(gaɪl)

n.
insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty deception.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Germanic; akin to wile]
syn: See deceit.
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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"
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guile

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guile

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

guile

[gaɪl] Nastucia f
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guile

[ˈgaɪl] nruse f, astuce f
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guile

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

[gaɪl] nastuzia
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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
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References in classic literature ?
Come here, Antilochus, and stand, as our custom is, whip in hand before your chariot and horses; lay your hand on your steeds, and swear by earth-encircling Neptune that you did not purposely and guilefully get in the way of my horses."
This was a bold, brazen little black-browed woman--a widow for choice--who on Sophie's death was guilefully to marry George for his wealth and ruin him in a year.
But I cannot do it this way because my own family passed on the legend of one predecessor who guilefully killed the last Indian in Gallia County, Ohio (Fleck, 53).