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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Tricks or stratagems practiced for ensnaring or deceiving.

Usage examples (35)
  • Verb (used with object) : The music wiled him from his study
  • Mr. Groom was young, and the temptress, if younger, was skilled in wiles.
  • Is there no self-awareness on Roth's part about what a cliche of feminine 'wiles' this is?
  • We do not offer men any special protections against the "wiles" of women, so why do women need such protection? for more
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