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



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 OriginMiddle English: from Old French, probably from Old Norse.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: guile