guile

  • 1Guile — Guile, n. [OE. guile, gile, OF. guile; of German origin, and the same word as E. wile. See {Wile}.] Craft; deceitful cunning; artifice; duplicity; wile; deceit; treachery. [1913 Webster] Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile. John i. 47 …

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  • 2Guile — may refer to:* GNU Guile, an interpreter/virtual machine for the Scheme programming language * Guile ( Street Fighter ), a video game character from Street Fighter series * Guile (Chrono Cross), a video game character from Chrono Cross …

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  • 3Guile — Guile, v. t. [OF. guiler. See {Guile}, n.] To disguise or conceal; to deceive or delude. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4guile — [gīl] n. [ME gile < OFr guile < Frank * wigila, guile, akin to OE wigle: see WILE] slyness and cunning in dealing with others …

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  • 5guile — [gaıl] n [U] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Frenc] the use of clever but dishonest methods to deceive someone = ↑cunning ▪ With a little guile she might get what she wanted. >guileful adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6guile — mid 12c., from O.Fr. guile deceit, wile, fraud, ruse, trickery, from Frankish *wigila trick, ruse or a related Germanic source (Cf. O.Fris. wigila sorcery, witchcraft, O.E. wil trick; see WILE (Cf. wile)) …

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  • 7guile — index artifice, bad faith, collusion, color (deceptive appearance), deception, duplicity, evasion, fraud, hoax …

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  • 8guile — [ gaıl ] noun uncount FORMAL the skillful use of dishonest means to trick people or make them do what you want: CUNNING …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9guile — n duplicity, dissimulation, cunning, *deceit Analogous words: trickery, double dealing, chicanery, chicane, *deception: craft, artifice (see ART) Antonyms: ingenuousness: candor …

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  • 10guile — [n] slyness, cleverness artfulness, artifice, chicanery, craft, craftiness, cunning, deceit, deception, dirty dealing*, dirty pool*, dirty trick*, dirty work*, dishonesty, dissemblance, dissimulation, double cross*, duplicity, foul play*, jive*,… …

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  • 11guile — ► NOUN ▪ sly or cunning intelligence. DERIVATIVES guileful adjective. ORIGIN Old French, related to WILE(Cf. ↑W) …

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  • 12Guile — GNU Guile Entwickler: Free Software Foundation Aktuelle Version: 1.8.6 [1] …

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  • 13guile — be·guile; guile·ful; guile·ful·ly; guile·ful·ness; guile·less; guile; guile·less·ly; guile·less·ness; …

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  • 14Guile — El término Guile puede referirse a: El personaje animado Guile de Street Fighter. Guile el Lenguaje de programación y biblioteca de desarrollo del proyecto GNU para desarrollo de plugins. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos… …

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  • 15guile — [[t]ga͟ɪl[/t]] N UNCOUNT Guile is the quality of being good at deceiving people in a clever way. [WRITTEN] His cunning and guile were not attributes I would ever underestimate... I love children s innocence and lack of guile …

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  • 16Guile — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Guile, un interpréteur pour le langage de programmation Scheme. Guile, un personnage de la série de jeux vidéo Street Fighter. Catégorie : Homonymie …

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  • 17Guile — This uncommon surname is of medieval French origins. It is one of a group generated by and from the male personal names Wilhelm, William, and Guillaume. Originally composed of the elements wil , meaning will or desire, and helm , protection,… …

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  • 18guile — 1. noun /ɡaɪl/ a) Astuteness often marked by a certain sense of cunning or artful deception. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! b) deceptiveness, deceit …

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  • 19guile — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. deception, deceitfulness; trickery, cunning, craftiness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. craft, cunning, cleverness, duplicity; see cunning , dishonesty . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.… …

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  • 20guile — noun Georgia was the only one among us not taken in by Owen s guile Syn: cunning, craftiness, craft, artfulness, art, artifice, wiliness, slyness, deviousness; wiles, ploys, schemes, stratagems, maneuvers, tricks, subterfuges, ruses; deception …

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