- to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
- to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of): to be beguiled of money.
- to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.
- to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.
Origin of beguile
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1. deceive, cheat. 3. amuse, entertain.
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Examples from the Web for unbeguiled
His Eve would be indeed a part of him, unbeguiled, and therefore more beguiling.Cabbages and Kings
- to charm; fascinate
- to delude; influence by slyness
- (often foll by of or out of) to deprive (someone) of something by trickery; cheat (someone) of
- to pass pleasantly; while away
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Word Origin and History for unbeguiled
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