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Definition of "guile" []

  • Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit. (noun)
  • Obsolete A trick or stratagem. (noun)
  • Archaic To beguile; deceive. (verb-transitive)
  • Clever or crafty character or behaviour (noun)

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Use "guile" in a sentence
  • "Without his intending to, for he is a man wholly lacking in guile, Paul becomes a human, very vulnerable wedge between the two women, testing their love to the limits."
  • "They have inherited their guile from the Dodo side of the family."
  • "Stained freshly? have your hearts in guile grown old?"