What does guile mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wilinessnoun

    shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

  2. craftiness, deceitfulness, guilenoun

    the quality of being crafty

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

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


  1. guilenoun

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

  2. guilenoun

    deceptiveness, deceit, fraud, duplicity, dishonesty

  3. guileverb

    to deceive, to beguile

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guilenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF. guiler. See Guile, n.]

  2. Guilenoun

    to disguise or conceal; to deceive or delude

    Etymology: [OF. guiler. See Guile, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guile

    gīl, n. wile, jugglery: cunning: deceit.—v.t. (Spens.) to beguile.—p.adj. Guiled, armed with deceit: treacherous.—adj. Guile′ful, crafty: deceitful.—adv. Guile′fully.—n. Guile′fulness.—adj. Guile′less, without deceit: artless.—adv. Guile′lessly.—ns. Guile′lessness; Guil′er (Spens.), a deceiver. [O. Fr. guile, deceit; from a Teut. root, as in A.S. wíl, Ice. vel, a trick.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guile in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of guile in a Sentence

  1. Metastasio:

    He who devises evil for another falls at last into his own pit, and the most cunning finds himself caught by what he had prepared for another. But virtue without guile, erect like the lofty palm, rises with greater vigour when it is oppressed.

  2. Dermot Shea:

    We can do it with brains, we can do it with guile, we can move away from brute force.

  3. The Mighty and ABC News:

    Someone who is able to live a life of empathy and sympathy, and without agendas or guile, is someone we all want to know. It worked out for you, because of the person you are. i don’t know what the odds are of a woman born with Down syndrome marrying the love of her life.

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    an impression that something might be the case
    • A. jab
    • B. encumbrance
    • C. wavering
    • D. hunch

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