Guile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡaɪl|  American pronunciation of the word guile
Brit.  |ɡʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word guile

noun

- shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception (syn: craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, slyness, wiliness)
- the quality of being crafty (syn: craftiness, deceitfulness)
- the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) (syn: chicane, chicanery, shenanigan, trickery, wile)

Examples

...a shady salesman who usually relies on a combination of quick thinking and guile...

...a person so full of guile he can't even be trusted to give you the correct time of day...

With a little guile she might get what she wanted.

Her cousin was not her equal in guile and evasive craft.

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