Beguiling
Beguiling Be*guil"ing, a. Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting. -- {Be*guil"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • beguiling — index attractive, collusive, deceptive, delusive, dishonest, evasive, fallacious, false (not genuine) …   Law dictionary

  • beguiling — c.1400, pp. adj. from BEGUILE (Cf. beguile) …   Etymology dictionary

  • beguiling — [[t]bɪga͟ɪlɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is beguiling is charming and attractive. [WRITTEN] Mombasa is a town with a beguiling Arabic flavour. Derived words: beguilingly ADV GRADED ADV adj, ADV with v He was beguilingly boyish and attractive …   English dictionary

  • beguiling — adjective 1. highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire (Freq. 1) an alluring prospect her alluring smile the voice was low and beguiling difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement a tempting invitation • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beguiling — Beguile Be*guile , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beguiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beguiling}.] 1. To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure. [1913 Webster] The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Gen. iii …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beguiling — 1. noun A beguilement. 2. adjective That beguiles or beguile. a beguiling look …   Wiktionary

  • beguiling — adj. Beguiling is used with these nouns: ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary

  • beguiling — be|guil|ing [bıˈgaılıŋ] adj attractive and interesting ▪ a beguiling smile >beguilingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beguiling — be|guil|ing [ bı gaılıŋ ] adjective a beguiling person or thing seems attractive and interesting, but may be dangerous: ALLURING ╾ be|guil|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beguiling — adjective attractive and interesting, but often in a way that deceived you: The prospect of instant riches was too beguiling to ignore. beguilingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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