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English noun: guile

1. guile (cognition) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

Synonymscraft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, slyness, wiliness

Broader (hypernym)astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness

2. guile (attribute) the quality of being crafty

Synonymscraftiness, deceitfulness

Broader (hypernym)disingenuousness

3. guile (act) the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

Synonymschicane, chicanery, shenanigan, trickery, wile

Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation

Narrower (hyponym)dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, jugglery, put-on

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