guile definition

  • noun:
    • Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
    • Obsolete A trick or stratagem.
    • astuteness frequently marked by a particular sense of cunning or artful deception.
    • deceptiveness, deceit, fraudulence, duplicity, dishonesty
    • Craft; deceitful cunning; artifice; duplicity; wile; deceit; treachery.
    • Disposition to deceive or cheat; insidious artifice; craft; cunning.
    • A trick; a wile.
    • Synonyms Artfulness, subtlety, deception, trickery.
    • The fermented wort employed by vinegar-makers.
    • A brewers' vat; a guilfat.
    • employing tips to deceive somebody (usually to extract funds from them)
    • shrewdness as shown when you are competent in deception
    • the grade of being crafty
  • verb-transitive:
    • Archaic To beguile; deceive.
    • To disguise or hide; to deceive or delude.
  • verb:
    • to deceive, to beguile
  • others:
    • To deceive; beguile.
    • To disguise cunningly.

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