Definition of guile noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

guile

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɡaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡaɪl//
 
[uncountable](formal) Dishonest
 
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the use of clever but dishonest behaviour in order to trick people synonym deceit George was a man completely lacking in guile. See related entries: Dishonest Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, probably from Old Norse.
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