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guileful

[ gahyl-fuhl ]
/ ˈgaɪl fəl /
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adjective

insidiously cunning; artfully deceptive; wily.

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Origin of guileful

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at guile, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM guileful

guile·ful·ly, adverbguile·ful·ness, nounun·guile·ful, adjective
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