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1. guile

noun. ['ˈgaɪl'] the quality of being crafty.

Synonyms

  • deceitfulness
  • craftiness

Antonyms

  • maladroit
  • unattractive
  • artlessness

Etymology

  • gile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gile (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Guile

  • versatile
  • worthwhile
  • vantuyl
  • restyle
  • panfile
  • monteil
  • marseille
  • kurzweil
  • hostile
  • compile
  • soleil
  • revile
  • refile
  • nevile
  • mikhail
  • fertile
  • delisle
  • argyll
  • while
  • trial
  • style
  • stile
  • smile
  • awhile
  • zile
  • wyle
  • wile
  • weill
  • weil
  • vile

How do you pronounce guile?

Pronounce guile as gaɪl.

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Sentences with guile


1. Noun, singular or mass
The result, named Pandora, was given beauty accompanied by cunning, deceit and guile.

Quotes about guile


1. I'm not a person who thinks they can have it all, but I certainly feel that with a bit of effort and guile I should be able to have more than my fair share.
- George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

2. guile

noun. ['ˈgaɪl'] the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).

Synonyms

  • dupery
  • humbug
  • shenanigan
  • deceit
  • hoax
  • chicanery
  • fraud
  • fraudulence
  • jugglery
  • trickery
  • dissimulation
  • chicane
  • wile
  • put-on
  • deception

Antonyms

  • understatement
  • honesty
  • stupidity
  • artless

Etymology

  • gile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gile (Anglo-Norman)

3. guile

noun. ['ˈgaɪl'] shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.

Synonyms

  • slyness
  • perspicaciousness
  • cunning
  • craft
  • shrewdness
  • craftiness
  • astuteness
  • perspicacity
  • foxiness

Antonyms

  • candour
  • frankness
  • candor
  • forthrightness

Etymology

  • gile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gile (Anglo-Norman)
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