Definition of Beguiling

1. Adjective. Highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire. "A tempting invitation"

Exact synonyms: Alluring, Enticing, Tempting
Similar to: Seductive
Derivative terms: Temptingness



2. Adjective. Misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods. "Taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes"
Similar to: Dishonest, Dishonorable

Definition of Beguiling

1. a. Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting.

Definition of Beguiling

1. Verb. (present participle of beguile) ¹

2. Noun. A beguilement. ¹

3. Adjective. That beguiles or beguile. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beguiling

1. beguile [v] - See also: beguile

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beguiling

begrudging
begrudgingly
begrudgingness
begry
begs
begs off
beguile
beguiled
beguilement
beguilements
beguiler
beguilers
beguiles
beguilest
beguileth
beguiling (current term)
beguilingly
beguilingness
beguilings
beguilt
beguilted
beguilty
beguin
beguinage
beguinages
beguine
beguines
beguins
begulf
begulfed

Literary usage of Beguiling

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Father, wilt Thou be anger'd, if I speak ? Behold how Cypris with a fond caress beguiling for her minion ..."

2. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and by Robert Christy (1887)
"beguiling. 1. He that seeks to beguile is overtaken in his wile. Belief. 1. Believe no man in his own cause. Dr. Johnson. 2. Believe no woman though she is ..."

3. The Annals of the English Bible by Christopher Anderson (1845)
"... DISTURBED FROM DIFFERENT QUARTERS—NORFOLK beguiling CRUMWELL. —GERMAN STATES PARLIAMENT AND ... beguiling ..."

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