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wile

noun

1 wile

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

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

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

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

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




Moby thesaurus: Italian hand, Machiavellianism, acuteness, allure, ambidexterity, art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, astuteness, bad faith, bag of tricks, beguile, bestow, bewitch, blind, bluff, bosey, cageyness, callidity ... show more.

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