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She was preternaturally animated and demonstrative at the station—your sex's little guileful way ever since the world began.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Loki became guileful from that wicked woman; thence in the world are all giantesses come.
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
There drank the courtiers wine in their Valhall—but the guileful ones silence kept—the Huns' wrath they feared.
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
And now will I do so no more, lest I become a guileful woman, with nought good in me save the fairness of my body.
THE WATER OF THE WONDROUS ISLESWILLIAM MORRIS
As he outlined his guileful proposition the scowls of his listeners gave way to grins of full approval and admiration.
A PAGAN OF THE HILLSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
He was the son of Bolverk, the son of Eyjolf the guileful, of Otterdale.
THE STORY OF BURNT NJALANONYMOUS
Then turning her face from me, I have not patience, O thou guileful betrayer, to look upon thee!
CLARISSA, VOLUME 5 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
And, for a profound, devious and guileful politician you shall find none to match his Highness.'
THE FIFTH QUEENFORD MADOX FORD
Never to behold my face again, nor utter with those guileful and polluted lips the name of my daughter.
VISITS AND SKETCHES AT HOME AND ABROAD WITH TALES AND MISCELLANIES NOW FIRST COLLECTEDANNA JAMESON
The Elector enraged, and would have taken action, but that the guileful Countess curbed him.
THE HISTORICAL NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT, SECOND SERIESRAFAEL SABATINI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GUILEFUL

  • clandestine
  • concealed
  • crafty
  • crooked
  • cunning
  • deceptive
  • devious
  • dirty-dealing
  • dishonest
  • dishonorable
  • disingenuous
  • duplicitous
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • guileful
  • hush-hush
  • indirect
  • insidious
  • oblique
  • on the QT
  • on the quiet
  • secret
  • secretive
  • shady
  • shifty
  • slippery
  • sly
  • sneaking
  • sneaky
  • stealthy
  • sub-rosa
  • surreptitious
  • treacherous
  • tricky
  • two-faced
  • two-timing
  • under wraps
  • undercover
  • underhanded
  • unethical
  • unfair
  • unjust
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
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