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beguiling


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beguile  \Be*guile"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Beguiled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Beguiling}.] 
  1.  To  delude  by  guile,  artifice,  or  craft;  to  deceive  or 
  impose  on  as  by  a  false  statement;  to  lure. 
 
  The  serpent  beguiled  me  and  I  did  eat.  --Gen.  iii. 
  13. 
 
  2.  To  elude,  or  evade  by  craft;  to  foil.  [Obs.] 
 
  When  misery  could  beguile  the  tyrant's  rage.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  cause  the  time  of  to  pass  without  notice;  to  relieve 
  the  tedium  or  weariness  of  to  while  away  to  divert. 
 
  Ballads  .  .  .  to  beguile  his  incessant  wayfaring. 
  --W.  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  To  delude;  deceive;  cheat;  insnare;  mislead;  amuse; 
  divert;  entertain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beguiling  \Be*guil"ing\,  a. 
  Alluring  by  guile;  deluding;  misleading;  diverting.  -- 
  {Be*guil"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beguiling 
  adj  1:  highly  attractive  and  able  to  arouse  hope  or  desire;  "an 
  alluring  prospect";  "her  alluring  smile";  "the  voice 
  was  low  and  beguiling";  "difficult  to  say  no  to  an 
  enticing  advertisement";  "a  tempting  invitation"  [syn: 
  {alluring},  {enticing},  {tempting}] 
  2:  misleading  by  means  of  pleasant  or  alluring  methods;  "taken 
  in  by  beguiling  tales  of  overnight  fortunes" 




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