Definition of guile in English:

guile

Syllabification: guile
Pronunciation: /gīl
 
/

noun

Derivatives

guileful

adjective
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  • 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.

guilefully

adverb
More 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.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, probably from Old Norse; compare with wile.

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