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- (uncountable) Astuteness often marked by a certain sense of cunning or artful deception.
- 2012 April 24, Phil Dawkes, “Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea”, in BBC Sport:
- It was a result that owed a lot to a moment of guile from Ramires but more to a display of guts from the Brazilian and his team-mates after Terry's needless dismissal eight minutes before half-time for driving a knee into the back of Alexis Sanchez off the ball.
- 2011 November 11, Rory Houston, “Estonia 0-4 Republic of Ireland”, in RTE Sport:
- Estonia were struggling to get to grips with the game while Ireland were showing a composure and guile that demonstrated their experience in play-off ties.
- Deceptiveness, deceit, fraud, duplicity, dishonesty.
Deceptiveness, deceit, fraud, duplicity, dishonesty
to deceive, to beguile
Frankish, see above
- trickery; deception
- circa 1176, Chrétien de Troyes, 'Cligès':
- si se çoile par itel guile
- he hid himself using this deception
- circa 1250, Rutebeuf, Ci encoumence li miracles que nostre Dame fist dou soucretain et d'une dame:
- Moult saveiz bien servir de guile.
- You know very well how to use trickery
- English: guile