Part of speech: adjective

Full of deceit or guile.

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Usage examples "guileful":

  1. And now will I do so no more, lest I become a guileful woman, with nought good in me save the fairness of my body. - "The Water of the Wondrous Isles", William Morris.
  2. But Capys and they whose mind was of better counsel, bid us either hurl sheer into the sea the guileful and sinister gift of Greece, or heap flames beneath to consume it, or pierce and explore the hollow hiding- place of its womb. - "The Aeneid of Virgil", Virgil.
  3. The profound sagacity of Gloucester's guileful counsel was then unanimously recognized. - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.