guile guile  /ˈɡaɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
  2. (n) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  3. (n) the quality of being crafty

Usage(s):

  1. Tim had to use all his guile and craftiness to get out of a situation that was quickly going out of hand.
  2. The guerrilla's guile could not take him far and he perished as he lived - by the sword.
  3. The conman fooled the people at the roadside with his guile and trickery and made away with their purses.

News

  1. Iceman Whincup lets rivals explode in Darwin

    Iceman Jamie Whincup showed all his guile and class as his main rivals imploded around him to score an amazing six out of eight race wins in Darwin today. Whincup did it yet again when he pulled a last minute qualifying lap from nowhere, and then exploited some amazing errors and misjudgements behind him to take leg one of the SKYCITY Triple Crown in Darwin. Team-mates took out ... Keep reading
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Motorsport.com

  2. Owego Elementary Demolition

    The former Owego Elementary School is finally coming down. Monday morning, demolition started on the building, which was badly flooded in September of 2011. It's expected to take about 2 weeks to knock down and then several more weeks to clear the debris. A new elementary school will be built in the same location along Sheldon Guile Boulevard. The ground under the new school will be elevated ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: News Channel 34 Binghamton

  3. Owego Elemantary Demolition

    The former Owego Elementary School is finally coming down. Monday morning, demolition started on the building, which was badly flooded in September of 2011. It's expected to take about 2 weeks to knock down and then several more weeks to clear the debris. A new elementary school will be built in the same location along Sheldon Guile Boulevard. The ground under the new school will be elevated ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: News Channel 34 Binghamton

Quotes

  1. "Few have ever risen so high with so little guile or calculation," Cheney said. "The distance of time has clarified many things about President Gerald Ford. He was not just a cheerful and pleasant man. . . he was not just a nice guy. . . It...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Kansas City Star

  2. Sanchez told his club's website: "He will provide further pace and attacking guile to our frontline."
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Lawrie Sanchez Source: BBC News

  3. Williams will be an example of "age and guile defeating youth and vigour," Hadfield said.
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Chris Hadfield Source: Toronto Star

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