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guile

noun [U] uk   us   /ɡaɪl/ formal
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 Vietnamese sự lừa đảo…
in Spanish astucia, maña para engañar…
in Thai เล่ห์เหลี่ยม…
in Malaysian tipu muslihat…
in French ruse…
in German die List…
in Chinese (Traditional) 狡詐, 奸詐, 欺騙…
in Indonesian kelicikan…
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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