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Synonyms for wile
waɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan(noun)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. wile(noun)

    Synonyms:
    allurement, beguilement

  2. wile(noun)

    To entice or lure

    He was seduced by her wiles.

    Synonyms:
    allurement, beguilement

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wile

    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, guile, imposture, invention, machination, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wile

    Synonyms:
    guile, craft, cunning, artifice, art, device, machination, plot, design, stratagem

    Antonyms:
    openness, candor, ingenuousness, friendliness, frankness, artlessness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wile(n.)

    Synonyms:
    trick, stratagem, cheat, fraud, artifice, chouse, imposture, deceit, imposition, deception, ruse, dodge, fetch, manœuvre, cunning contrivance, crafty device

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wile(n)

    Synonyms:
    artifice, deception, guile, trick, ruse, craft

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How to use wile in a sentence?

  1. Glenn Thrush:

    No one — not the bullpen of the New York Mets, not the French army, not Wile E. Coyote, not even Al Gore — is better at squandering a commanding lead than the Queen of Coasting, Hillary Rodham Clinton. And nobody is better at handing her adversaries talking points to undermine trust, on emails, on the Clinton Foundation, on her own refusal to do something as simple as talking to the reporters who cover her every day.

  2. Mark Twain, "A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling":

    For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "gj" anomali wonse and for all. Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli. Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.


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