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  • v. Present participle of beguile.
  • n. A beguilement.
  • adj. That beguiles or beguile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting.

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

  • adj. misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods
  • adj. highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

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  • There's something in my eye, a little midge so beguiling
    Sacrificed his life to bring us both eye to eye
    "I heard the Eskimos remove obstructions with tongues, dear"
    ...You missed my eye, I wonder why I didn't complain
    .

    (Another sunny day, by Belle and Sebastian)

    April 27, 2008