Definition of Guileful

1. Adjective. Marked by skill in deception. "A wily old attorney"




Definition of Guileful

1. a. Full of guile; characterized by cunning, deceit, or treachery; guilty.

Definition of Guileful

1. Adjective. Full of guile; treacherously deceptive. ¹

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Definition of Guileful

1. cunning [adj] - See also: cunning

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guileful

guildhalls
guilding
guildite
guildless
guildmate
guildmates
guildries
guildry
guilds
guildship
guildships
guildsman
guildsmen
guile
guiled
guileful (current term)
guilefull
guilefully
guilefulness
guilefulnesses
guileless
guilelessly
guilelessness
guilelessnesses
guiler
guilers
guiles
guiling
guillemet
guillemets

Literary usage of Guileful

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... had acquainted him thoroughly with the political situation of Europe, and especially with the guileful and dishonest tactics of Emperor Frederick II. ..."

2. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... CHAPTER V. Political state of Napoleon—guileful policy of the allied sovereigns—M. de St. Aignan— General reflections—Unsettled policy of the English ..."

3. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... their nostrils breathing fire: The famous kind which guileful Circe bred, Cheating her sire, and mixed the sun-god's team With brood-mares earthly born. ..."

4. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"... and thus exprest His guileful hate in friendly counsel drest: And to the .Regent of this isle alone Are these Adventurers and their fraud unknown ? ..."

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