Definitions for guilegaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

guile*gaɪl(n.)

  1. insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty deception.

* Syn: See deceit.

Origin of guile:

1175–1225; ME < OF < Gmc; akin to wile

Princeton's WordNet

  1. craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness(noun)

    shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

  2. craftiness, deceitfulness, guile(noun)

    the quality of being crafty

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. guile(Noun)

    Astuteness often marked by a certain sense of cunning or artful deception.

  2. guile(Noun)

    deceptiveness, deceit, fraud, duplicity, dishonesty

  3. guile(Verb)

    to deceive, to beguile

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guile(noun)

    craft; deceitful cunning; artifice; duplicity; wile; deceit; treachery

  2. Guile(noun)

    to disguise or conceal; to deceive or delude

Freebase

  1. Guile

    Guile is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter series of fighting games. He debuted as one of the original eight characters in 1991's Street Fighter II and appeared in the game's subsequent updates. In the games he is portrayed as a major in the United States Army who is seeking to avenge the death of his army buddy Charlie at the hands of the villainous dictator M. Bison. One of the most popular characters in the series, Guile has appeared in other Street Fighter games, including Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter IV. He is also a playable character in various spin-off titles, such as the Street Fighter EX, Marvel vs. Capcom and SNK vs. Capcom series. In addition, Guile has appeared in other Street Fighter media. He is one of the main characters in the 1994 live action Street Fighter film and its animated spin-off, as well as Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. The character has also been featured in various official comics and merchandise. Guile has been perceived as one of the more unique Street Fighter II characters in both appearance and gameplay. He is noted as having only two signature moves in the game, both of which are performed by first holding a direction on the joystick - the Sonic Boom and somersault. Guile has been well received, with the character often placing highly in various lists of the best Street Fighter characters of all time.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

guile(noun)

the ability to deceive or trick people

She used guile to get him to propose to her.

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