Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb beguile

2 senses of beguile

Sense 1
juggle, beguile, hoodwink -- (influence by slyness)
       => cheat, rip off, chisel -- (deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money")

Sense 2
capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant -- (attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts")
       => attract, appeal -- (be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people")

Antonyms of adj beguiling

2 senses of beguiling

Sense 1
alluring, beguiling, enticing, tempting -- (highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire; "an alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation")

INDIRECT (VIA seductive) -> unseductive -- (not seductive)

Sense 2
beguiling -- (misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods; "taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes")

INDIRECT (VIA dishonest) -> honest, honorable -- (not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting")

Similarity of adj beguiling

2 senses of beguiling

Sense 1
alluring, beguiling, enticing, tempting -- (highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire; "an alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation")
       => seductive (vs. unseductive) -- (tending to entice into a desired action or state)

Sense 2
beguiling -- (misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods; "taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes")
       => dishonest (vs. honest), dishonorable -- (deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive)

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