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guile

noun

1 guile

Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.

synonyms: craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, slyness, wiliness.

Roget 544: falsehood, falseness; falsity, falsification; deception etc. 545; untruth etc. 546; guile; lying etc. ... show more

Dutch: slinksheid



2 guile

The quality of being crafty.

synonyms: craftiness, deceitfulness.

Polish: cwaność

3 guile

The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).

synonyms: chicane, chicanery, shenanigan, trickery, wile.

Roget 702: cunning, craft; cunningness, craftiness etc. adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering etc. v.; temporization; circumvention.    chicane, ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: chicanes, chikane, drogreden, fopperij, list, trucage, valsspelerij


Moby thesaurus: Italian hand, acuteness, art, artfulness, artifice, astuteness, cageyness, callidity, canniness, cleverness, craft, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, deceit, deceitfulness, dissemblance, dissimulation, duplicity, falseheartedness ... show more.

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