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GUILE

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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]

Meaning:

Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

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]

Meaning:

The quality of being crafty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deceitfulness; guile; craftiness

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

disingenuousness (the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor)


Sense 3guile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

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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