1 shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception [syn: craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, slyness, wiliness]
3 the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) [syn: trickery, chicanery, chicane, wile, shenanigan]
EtymologyOld French, from an unattested Old Norse word which was probably the source also of wile.
- Rhymes: -aɪl
- Astuteness often marked by a certain sense of cunning or artful deception.
- deceptiveness, deceit, fraud, duplicity, dishonesty
- 'The Bible - King James Version: John 1:47
- Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Guile may refer to:
guile in Spanish: Guile
guile in French: Guile
Italian hand, acuteness, art, artfulness, artifice, astuteness, cageyness, callidity, canniness, cleverness, craft, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, deceit, deceitfulness, dissemblance, dissimulation, duplicity, falseheartedness, falseness, fine Italian hand, finesse, foxiness, furtiveness, gamesmanship, hypocrisy, indirection, ingeniousness, insidiousness, inventiveness, one-upmanship, readiness, resourcefulness, satanic cunning, sharpness, shiftiness, shrewdness, slipperiness, slyness, sneak attack, sneakiness, sophistry, stealth, stealthiness, subtilty, subtleness, subtlety, suppleness, surreptitiousness, treacherousness, trickiness, underhandedness, wariness, wiles, wiliness, wit