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See definition of wiles on Dictionary.com
  • as inchicanery
  • as incraft

synonyms for wiles

  • dishonesty
  • duplicity
  • machination
  • stratagem
  • artifice
  • cheating
  • chicane
  • deviousness
  • dodge
  • double-crossing
  • double-dealing
  • feint
  • fraud
  • furtiveness
  • gambit
  • intrigue
  • maneuver
  • plot
  • ploy
  • ruse
  • skullduggery
  • sophistry
  • subterfuge
  • fourberie
  • hanky-panky
  • sharp practice
  • surreptitiousness
  • underhandedness

antonyms for wiles

MOST RELEVANT
  • honesty
  • openness
  • truthfulness
  • forthrightness
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How to use wiles in a sentence

In the state Louis was in, between man's perfidy and woman's wiles, any refuge from the world, seemed a heaven to him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He steeled himself, for he had had his experience of woman's wiles; and his faith in masculine supremacy as a habit did not waver.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Bonaparte told him he would represent the feeling of the Army of Italy, and help to bring to nothing the wiles of the royalists.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He laughed at her in keenest mockery, this Dorian Mountcastle, who was so tired of lovely woman and her deceitful wiles.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
Yet with all his wiles he could not so completely cover his track as not to excite the suspicions of the English.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
He still retains his position, notwithstanding all the wiles and "picketings" of the trade unionists.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
Ever there were his insidious wiles to compromise, cajole, trick and betray them.
THE DEVILJOSEPH O'BRIEN
A girl brought up in this way will defend herself instinctively against the wiles of a seducer.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
Years of painful experience, in the ways and wiles of men, had not as yet perfected the painful lesson taught me in after-years.
THE MONCTONS: A NOVEL, VOLUME ISUSANNA MOODIE
The fact was, that the younger Bourbon was not proof against the wiles employed with so much success against his elder brother.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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