Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun guile

3 senses of guile

Sense 1
craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness -- (shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception)
       => shrewdness, astuteness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness -- (intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings))

Sense 2
craftiness, deceitfulness, guile -- (the quality of being crafty)
       => disingenuousness -- (the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor)

Sense 3
trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan -- (the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them))
       => deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation -- (the act of deceiving)

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