beguiling beguiling  /bɪ ˈɡaɪ lɪŋ/


  1. (adj) highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
  2. (adj) misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods



  1. Tan's mix of professionalism and puckishness presents a charming picture to strangers, one that is no less beguiling to those who work with her every day.
  2. She often treated her men with beguiling degrees of indulgence, pity and contempt.
  3. If Rumble Fish fails as a traditional movie about real people, it is beguiling as an exercise in hallucinatory style.


  1. BART's Dorothy Dugger Just the Latest Transit Boss to Earn Bucks for Not Working

    The news that erstwhile BART general manager Dorthy Dugger remains the rail service's highest-paid employee -- despite being offboarded by BART's board of directors in 2011 -- is beguiling. Sadl...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: SF Weekly Blogs

  2. The Best Game of Thrones Recap Reader Comments: ‘The Rains of Castamere’

    In her recap of this week's unforgettable episode of Game of Thrones, Nina Shen Rastogi wondered what purpose was served by all the violence; does it show "unsentimental truths about the harsh world" or "is it flirting with bloodlust from behind its beguiling, prestige-cable lashes?" Readers had many more reactions to ... More »
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Vulture


  1. Jones said the screen will help fans in the upper decks feel engaged in the game, but Stern warned that such video screens "are so beguiling the fans are just going to sit there and watch the board."
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: David Stern Source: Forbes

  2. "Cat Power's album quickly got under my skin," Tunstall said of Power's critically acclaimed "The Greatest." "She has one of the most beguiling voices around. `The Greatest' is an immediate classic that will never age."
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: KT Tunstall Source: Washington Post

  3. "The last letter I got from him was in August," Dean writes in a foreword to Bryant's book. "He was in Laos then and talked about how beguiling the Lao were, how gentle they were. He also wrote about the sounds of artillery shells exploding...
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Howard Dean Source: Rutland Herald

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