KJV Dictionary Definition: guile


GUILE, n. gile. Craft; cunning; artifice; duplicity; deceit; usually in a bad sense.

We may, with more successful hope, resolve

To wage by force or guile eternal war.

Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile. John.1.

GUILE, v.t. To disguise craftily.


GUILEFUL, a. Cunning; drafty; artful; wily; deceitful; insidious; as a guileful person.

1. Treacherous; deceitful.

2. Intended to deceive; as guileful words.


GUILEFULNESS, n. Deceit, secret treachery.