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Synonyms for guile
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guile

    A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.

    E'en children followed with endearing wile.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 184.

    A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.

    Synonyms:
    art, artifice, blind, cheat, contrivance, craft, cunning, device, dodge, finesse, fraud, imposture, invention, machination, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile

    Antonyms:
    artlessness, candor, fairness, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, innocence, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guile

    Synonyms:
    craft, treachery, deceit, cunning, insidiousness, artifice, fraud, hypocrisy, trickery

    Antonyms:
    honesty, simplicity, frankness, generosity, candor, sincerity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wilinessnoun

    shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

    Synonyms:
    foxiness, chicanery, cunning, workmanship, shenanigan, slyness, craftiness, wiliness, trickery, chicane, craftsmanship, trade, craft, deceitfulness, wile

  2. craftiness, deceitfulness, guilenoun

    the quality of being crafty

    Synonyms:
    foxiness, cunning, shenanigan, slyness, deceitfulness, wiliness, trickery, chicane, craft, craftiness, wile, chicanery

  3. trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigannoun

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

    Synonyms:
    deceitfulness, trickery, cunning, wile, hocus-pocus, devilment, rascality, skullduggery, devilry, jiggery-pokery, roguishness, slickness, mischief-making, chicanery, mischievousness, shenanigan, craftiness, hanky panky, foxiness, roguery, wiliness, craft, mischief, slyness, deviltry, skulduggery, chicane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. guilenoun

    Synonyms:
    cunning, craft, subtlety, artfulness, artifice, duplicity, deceit, deception, trickery, fraud

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. guilenoun

    Synonyms:
    subtlety, cunning, wiliness, deceit, insincerity, artifice

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "guile":

    ruse

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How to use guile in a sentence?

  1. Metastasio:

    He who devises evil for another falls at last into his own pit, and the most cunning finds himself caught by what he had prepared for another. But virtue without guile, erect like the lofty palm, rises with greater vigour when it is oppressed.

  2. Dermot Shea:

    We can do it with brains, we can do it with guile, we can move away from brute force.

  3. The Mighty and ABC News:

    Someone who is able to live a life of empathy and sympathy, and without agendas or guile, is someone we all want to know. It worked out for you, because of the person you are. i don’t know what the odds are of a woman born with Down syndrome marrying the love of her life.

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