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wile

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wile

  1. 1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end had to use all of her wiles to convince her guests to stay for dinner Synonyms of wile artifice, device, dodge, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, sleight, stratagem, trickWords Related to wile bluff, end run, feint; cheating, chicanery, cozenage, craft, crookery, cunning, deception, dupery, duplicity, fakery, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery; fraud, gaff, hoax, sham, swindle; blind, front, smoke screen

  2. 2 the use of clever underhanded actions to achieve an end it took both wile and cajolery to talk him into it Synonyms of wile artifice, chicane, chicanery, gamesmanship, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, trickeryWords Related to wile artfulness, caginess (also cageyness), craftiness, cunning, deviousness, foxiness, oiliness, shadiness, sharpness, shiftiness, shrewdness, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, sneakiness, treachery, underhandedness, wiliness; crookedness, crookery, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, deceptiveness, dishonesty, dissimulation, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, guile, guilefulness, hypocrisy, insincerity; fakery, humbuggery, imposture, quackery; dirty pool, dirty tricks; design, plotting, scheming, secrecy, stealthNear Antonyms of wile artlessness, forthrightness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, sincerity; candidness, candor, directness, openness, plainness, plainspokenness


wile

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wile

  1. to attract or delight as if by magic her stories of the Old South could wile anyone Synonyms of wile allure, beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant, fascinate, kill, magnetize, charm, witch [archaic]Words Related to wile disarm, draw, entice, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please; arrest, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue; beckon, court, invite, solicit, wooNear Antonyms of wile disgust, offend, repel, revolt; annoy, displease, irk; bore, tire, weary



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