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  • n. The quality of being guileful; cunning or deceit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being guileful; deceitfulness.


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guileful +‎ -ness


  • The chief virtue is the man's guilefulness as a performer.

    City Light

  • This deep guilefulness was hard to detect, from such recesses of cunning did it spring; because she dissembled her longing for a change of wedlock under a show of aspiration for freedom.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • For she guessed little of Swanhild's guilefulness, nor of the coldness of her heart to all save Eric; nor of how this was the only joy left to her: to make a sport of men and put them to grief and shame.

    Eric Brighteyes

  • On the other hand, one can also feel bemused dismay at how his guilefulness belies his tender years on occasion.

    Irish Blogs

  • But it's not always possible to triumph through guilefulness.



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