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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beguiling mean? 

BEGUILING (adjective)
  The adjective BEGUILING has 2 senses:

1. highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
2. misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods

  Familiarity information: BEGUILING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BEGUILING (adjective)

Sense 1beguiling [BACK TO TOP]


Highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire


alluring; beguiling; enticing; tempting

Context examples:

an alluring prospect / her alluring smile / the voice was low and beguiling / difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement / a tempting invitation


seductive (tending to entice into a desired action or state)

Sense 2beguiling [BACK TO TOP]


Misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods

Context example:

taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes


dishonest; dishonorable (deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive)

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