Definition of guile in English:
Sly or cunning intelligence: he used all his guile and guts to free himself from the muddle he was in
More example sentences
- They seem to have got some grim kick out out of their cunning, duplicity, guile and secrecy.
- Being able to think and reason the survival of the fittest wasn't just down to strength but also wits, guile and cunning.
- So she used her guile and cunning to protect the tiny innocents: she adopted twins.
cunning, craftiness, craft, artfulness, art, artifice, wiliness, slyness, deviousness, shrewdness, canniness, ingenuity;
deception, deceit, duplicity, underhandedness, double-dealing, trickiness, sharp practice, treachery, chicanery, fraud, skulduggery
- Example sentences
- But the guileful guerrilla methods of Central Asian warriors have stayed the same since the 13 th century.
- Their guileful arrangement begins with Armstrong's verse and elusively shifts to the 1937 ballad.
- His guileful persona shouldn't come through until he finally agrees to a live interview on Good Morning America.
- Example sentences
- Simon Willacy bowled guilefully in an 18 over spell, well supported by off-spinner Horsfall.
- Not even the critics, essential scribes in any revolution, are noted, except by Rainer (speaking to a confrere on the Atlas video), who says guilefully, ‘And all the critics were outraged.’
- The hole in the tiled floor yawned at her, deceptively innocent, guilefully welcoming.
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌɪlfʊl/ /ˈɡʌɪlf(ə)l/adjective
Words that rhyme with guileaisle, Argyle, awhile, beguile, bile, Carlisle, Carlyle, compile, De Stijl, ensile, file, I'll, interfile, isle, Kabyle, kyle, lisle, Lyle, Mikhail, mile, Nile, pile, rank-and-file, resile, rile, Ryle, Sieg Heil, smile, spile, stile, style, tile, vile, Weil, while, wile, worthwhile
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