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 Dictionary entry overview: What does guile mean? 

GUILE (noun)
  The noun GUILE has 3 senses:

1. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
2. the quality of being crafty
3. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

  Familiarity information: GUILE used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

GUILE (noun)

Sense 1guile [BACK TO TOP]


Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


craftiness; cunning; foxiness; guile; slyness; wiliness; craft

Hypernyms ("guile" is a kind of...):

astuteness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity; shrewdness (intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings))

Sense 2guile [BACK TO TOP]


The quality of being crafty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


deceitfulness; guile; craftiness

Hypernyms ("guile" is a kind of...):

disingenuousness (the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor)

Sense 3guile [BACK TO TOP]


The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


chicanery; wile; shenanigan; trickery; chicane; guile

Hypernyms ("guile" is a kind of...):

deceit; deception; dissembling; dissimulation (the act of deceiving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guile"):

dupery; fraud; fraudulence; hoax; humbug; put-on (something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage)

jugglery (artful trickery designed to achieve an end)

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