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guile

noun [U] uk   /ɡaɪl/ formal us  
clever but sometimes dishonest behaviour that you use to deceive someone: The president will need to use all her political guile to stay in power. He is a simple man, totally lacking in guile.
Translations of “guile”
in Spanish astucia, maña para engañar…
in French ruse…
in German die List…
in Chinese (Traditional) 狡詐, 奸詐, 欺騙…
in Russian хитрость, коварство…
in Turkish hilekârlık, aldatıcılık, hilebazlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狡诈, 奸诈, 欺骗…
in Polish przebiegłość…
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