Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being beguiled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of beguiling, or the state of being beguiled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of beguiling; the state of being beguiled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
  • n. magnetic personal charm

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Examples

  • Alhambra, or the narratives of the brilliant exploits of New World explorers; surrender yourself to the flowing current of his transparent style, and you are conscious of a beguilement which is the crowning excellence of all lighter literature, for which we have no word but “charm.”

    Washington Irving

  • Alhambra, or the narratives of the brilliant exploits of New World explorers; surrender yourself to the flowing current of his transparent style, and you are conscious of a beguilement which is the crowning excellence of all lighter literature, for which we have no word but

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Open by chance and read almost anywhere in his score of books, ” it may be the “Tour on the Prairies,” the familiar dream of the Alhambra, or the narratives of the brilliant exploits of New World explorers; surrender yourself to the flowing current of his transparent style, and you are conscious of a beguilement which is the crowning excellence of all lighter literature, for which we have no word but “charm.”

    Washington Irving

  • Don is especially receptive to Megan's beguilement after settling affairs at Anna's house and getting the ring from Stephanie.

    Finale Watch: Mad Men, Rubicon

  • On the whole, beguilement by a teenage bad boy, however courtly his manner, doesn't lead to eternal love; nor is self-abnegation a reliable route to bliss.

    Twilight: the franchise that ate feminism

  • She was such an intriguing mixture of innocence and sensuality, guile and beguilement.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • For the moment, I speculate President Obama must wake each morning cognizant of the reality he will soon lead a country divided between those of us who see through the beguilement and deception and those who voted republican, he inherits problems and crises that practically speaking require a majority of folks living in Red states and represented by republicans to participate if the biggest of the problems have any hope of resolution.

    Obama Should Establish Truth and Justice Commission Regarding Torture

  • A French noblewoman recalled her entirely chaste surrender to his beguilement:

    Charm Offensive

  • Nothing on television in that rancorous, long and hysterical election season, fascinating as it was, offered anything equal to the beguilement of those Food Network shows, daytime and prime time, weekdays and weekends.

    The Kitchen Refuge

  • This is not to suggest that the whole system is corrupt, however, a considerable portion in the financial consulting and capital management business, have forever acceded to beguilement and dipped their buckets into both sides of investment transactions.

    Is Madoff Really A Wall Street Anomaly?

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  • The ability to manipulate people's minds and trick them into thinking or doing things.

    May 15, 2008