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guile

guile

 
pronunciation:
gaIl
part of speech: noun
definition: deceitfulness, treachery, or skillful cunning; wiliness.
It was not through persuasion but through guile that he got the old couple to sign over the property.
synonyms:
artfulness, chicanery, craftiness, cunning, deceitfulness, duplicity, foxiness, fraud, skulduggery, slyness, treachery, trickiness, wiliness
antonyms:
candor, honesty, ingenuousness
similar words:
craft, finesse, perfidy, slickness, subtlety