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  1. wilenoun

    Synonyms:
    allurement, beguilement

  2. wilenoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

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

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wilenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wilenoun

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

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  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.


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