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1. wile

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • understatement
  • honesty
  • ingenuousness

Etymology

  • wile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Wile

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

Sentences with wile


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Folders are no longer places to scribble names of crushes or practice your signature as you wile away the hours between lunch and the final bell.

2. Verb, base form
The pool area also features a 1,000-foot-long lazy river, where you can hop on an inner tube and wile the day away on the current.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
The Pink Shell Resort offers two bedrooms wile the Lani Kai Resort offers rooms for up to a maximum of six people.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Whereas a raccoon may use wile to break into a closed trash container, a bear does it by brute force.

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