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Noun: guile  gI(-u)l
  1. Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    - craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, slyness, wiliness
     
  2. The quality of being crafty
    - craftiness, deceitfulness
     
  3. The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    - trickery, chicanery, chicane, wile, shenanigan

Derived forms: guiles

Type of: astuteness, deceit, deception, disingenuousness, dissembling, dissimulation, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness

Encyclopedia: Guile