Guile
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Guile [gahyl]

NOUN

NOUN

  • The quality of deceiving people in a good way.

  • Insidious cunning in attaining some goal.

Example

"In modern times, wars call for guile rather than firepower."

"My niece is very innocent and her lack of guile shows children's innocence."

Synonyms

Trickery, Artfulness, Artifice, Craftiness, Cunning, Deviousness, Foxiness, Wiliness

Antonyms

Forthrightness, Openness, Truthfulness, Sincerity, Honesty, Artlessness, Truth, Honour

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